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lestobiosis

[les-toh-bahy-oh-sis] /ˌlɛs toʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural lestobioses
[les-toh-bahy-oh-seez] /ˌlɛs toʊ baɪˈoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
cleptobiosis characterized by furtive thievery.
Origin
< New Latin < Greek lēist(ḗs) robber + -o- -o- + -biosis -biosis
Related forms
lestobiotic
[les-toh-bahy-ot-ik] /ˌlɛs toʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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