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eusocial

[yoo-soh-shuh l] /yuˈsoʊ ʃəl/
adjective, Animal Behavior
1.
of or pertaining to a form of insect society, as that of ants, characterized by specialization of tasks and cooperative care of the young.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; eu- + social
Related forms
eusociality
[yoo-soh-shee-al-i-tee] /yuˌsoʊ ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • We simply do not know, for example, how eusocial versus solitary bees compare in their individuality.

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