inquilinous

inquiline

[in-kwuh-lahyn, -lin]
noun
1.
Zoology. an animal living in the nest, burrow, or body of another animal.
adjective
2.
of the nature of an inquiline.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin inquilīnus tenant, equivalent to in- in-2 + -quil-, combining form (noninitially before a front vowel) of colere to live in (see -colous) + -īnus -ine1

inquilinity [in-kwuh-lin-i-tee] , noun
inquilinous [in-kwuh-lahy-nuhs] , adjective
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inquiline (ˈɪnkwɪˌlaɪn)
 
n
1.  See also commensal an animal that lives in close association with another animal without harming it
 
adj
2.  of or living as an inquiline
 
[C17: from Latin inquilīnus lodger, from in-² + colere to dwell]
 
inquilinism
 
n
 
inquilinity
 
n
 
inquilinous
 
adj

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