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CIDE DICTIONARY
myrmecophaga jubata | myrmecophagidae | myrmecophagous | myrmecophile | myrmecophilous | myrmecophyte | myrmecophytic | myrmeleon | myrmeleontidae | myrmicine | myrmidon

myrmecophyte

CIDE DICTIONARY

myrmecophyten. [Gr. my`rmhx, my`rmhkos, ant + fyto`n plant.].
     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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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