follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

dulosis

[doo-loh-sis, dyoo-] /duˈloʊ sɪs, dyu-/
noun
1.
the enslavement of an ant colony or its members by ants of a different species.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek doúlōsis enslavement, equivalent to doulō-, variant stem of douloún to enslave (derivative of doûlos slave + -sis -sis
Related forms
dulotic
[doo-lot-ik, dyoo-] /duˈlɒt ɪk, dyu-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for duloses

dulosis

/djuːˈləʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a practice of some ants, in which one species forces members of a different species to do the work of the colony Also called helotism
Derived Forms
dulotic (djuːˈlɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek: enslavement, from doulos slave
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for dulosis

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for duloses

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends