myrmecophyte

Myrmecophyte

Myr"me*co*phyte`\, n. [Gr. my`rmhx, my`rmhkos, ant + fyto`n plant.] (Bot.) A plant that affords shelter and food to certain species of ants which live in symbiotic relations with it. Special adaptations for this purpose exist; thus, Acacia spadicigera has large hollows thorns, and species of Cecropia have stem cavities. -- Myr`me*co*phyt"ic, a.
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myrmecophyte

noun
plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it 
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