bromatia

bromatium

[broh-mey-shee-uhm, -shuhm]
noun, plural bromatia [broh-mey-shee-uh, -shuh] .
any of the swollen hyphal tips of certain fungi, on which ants can feed.

Origin:
(< Neo-Latin) < Greek brōmátion, equivalent to brōmat-, stem of brôma food, meat + -ion diminutive suffix

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