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colacobiosis

[kol-uh-koh-bahy-oh-sis] /ˌkɒl ə koʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural colacobioses
[kol-uh-koh-bahy-oh-seez] /ˌkɒl ə koʊ baɪˈoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
(among social insects) life in which one species lives as a parasite in the community of another species.
Origin
< Greek kolak- (stem of kólax) parasite + -o- + -biosis
Related forms
colacobiotic
[kol-uh-koh-bahy-ot-ik] /ˌkɒl ə koʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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