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elaiosome

/ɪˈleɪəˌsəʊm/
noun
1.
an oil-rich body on seeds or fruits that attracts ants, which act as dispersal agents
Word Origin
from Greek elaion oil + -some³
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  • The seeds have a fleshy organ called an elaiosome that attracts ants.

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