noun, plural cleptobioses [klep-toh-bahy-oh-seez] .
an ecological relationship in which members of one species, as of ants, steal food from another.

< Greek klépt(ein) to steal + -o- + -biosis

cleptobiotic [klep-toh-bahy-ot-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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