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Meaning of "myrmecophilous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MYRMECOPHILOUS

myrmecophilous  [ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfɪləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MYRMECOPHILOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Myrmecophilous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MYRMECOPHILOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

myrmecophilous

Myrmecophily

Myrmecophily is the term applied to positive interspecies associations between ants and a variety of other organisms such as plants, arthropods, and fungi. Myrmecophily refers to mutualistic associations with ants, though in its more general use the term may also refer to commensal or even parasitic interactions. The term myrmecophile, is used mainly for animals that associate with ants. There are an estimated 10,000 species of ants, with a higher diversity in the tropics. In most terrestrial ecosystems ants are ecologically and numerically dominant, being the main invertebrate predators. As a result, ants play a key role in controlling arthropod richness, abundance, and community structure. There is evidence that the evolution of myrmecophilous interactions has contributed to the abundance and ecological success of ants, by ensuring a dependable and energy-rich food supply and thus providing a competitive advantage for ants over other invertebrate predators. Most myrmecophilous associations are opportunistic, unspecialized, and facultative, though obligate mutualisms have also been observed for many species.

Definition of myrmecophilous in the English dictionary

The definition of myrmecophilous in the dictionary is that lives in a colony of ants.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MYRMECOPHILOUS


acidophilous
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
acidophilus
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
ammophilous
æˈmɒfɪləs
anemophilous
ˌænɪˈmɒfɪləs
coprophilous
kəˈprɒfɪləs
endophyllous
ɛnˈdɒfɪləs
entomophilous
ˌɛntəˈmɒfɪləs
eosinophilous
ˌiːəʊsɪˈnɒfɪləs
geophilous
dʒiːˈɒfɪləs
Herophilus
hɪəˈrɒfɪləs
lithophilous
lɪˈθɒfɪləs
malacophilous
ˌmæləˈkɒfɪləs
malacophyllous
ˌmæləˈkɒfɪləs
rhizophilous
raɪzˈɒfɪləs
sclerophyllous
sklɛˈrɒfɪləs
Theophilus
θɪˈɒfɪləs
thermophilous
θɜːˈmɒfɪləs
tropophilous
trəʊˈpɒfɪləs
xerophilous
zɪˈrɒfɪləs
xiphophyllous
zɪˈfɒfɪləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MYRMECOPHILOUS

myristic
myristicivorous
myrmecochory
myrmecoid
myrmecologic
myrmecological
myrmecologist
myrmecology
myrmecophagous
myrmecophile
myrmecophily
Myrmidon
myrmidonian
myrobalan
Myron
myrrh
myrrhine
myrrhol
myrtaceous
myrtle

WORDS THAT END LIKE MYRMECOPHILOUS

anthophilous
battailous
halophilous
heliophilous
hydrophilous
limnophilous
necrophilous
nitrophilous
nubilous
ombrophilous
ornithophilous
perilous
pilous
ridiculous
scurrilous
sibilous
Siege Perilous
symphilous
tendrilous
unperilous
verisimilous

Synonyms and antonyms of myrmecophilous in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «myrmecophilous» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

myrmecophilous
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mirmecófilas
570 millions of speakers

English

myrmecophilous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

myrmecophilous
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

myrmecophilous
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

myrmecophilous
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mirmecófilas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

myrmecophilous
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

myrmécophile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Myrmecophilous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

myrmecophilous
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

myrmecophilous
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Translator English - Korean

myrmecophilous
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Myrmecophilous
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Translator English - Vietnamese

myrmecophilous
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எறும்புகள் வாழும் இடத்தில் வாழ்கிற பூச்சி சார்ந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मायक्रोसीकोफिलस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

myrmecophilous
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

myrmecophilous
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

myrmecophilous
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

myrmecophilous
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

myrmecophilous
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

myrmecophilous
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

myrmecophilous
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

myrmecophilous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

myrmecophilous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of myrmecophilous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MYRMECOPHILOUS»

The term «myrmecophilous» is used very little and occupies the 178.693 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MYRMECOPHILOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about myrmecophilous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MYRMECOPHILOUS»

Discover the use of myrmecophilous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to myrmecophilous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ecology and Behaviour of the Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae)
Per definition, myrmecophilous species would take more benefits when exploiting colonies tended by ants than unattended ones, which would not be the case for non- myrmecophilous species. 7.10.1 Non-myrmecophilous coccinellid species ...
Ivo Hodek, A. Honek, Helmut F. van Emden, 2012
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Interrelationship Between Insects and Plants
There are about 540 insectivorous plants as opposed to around 465 myrme- cophilous plants or myrmecophytes (see Figure 7.1 and Table 7.1). New myrmecophilous plants are discovered every year, while the list of carnivorous plants seems ...
Pierre Jolivet, 1998
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Tropical Rainforest Research — Current Issues
Ants are well-known for their involvement in various interactions with plants, Homoptera and a large guild of myrmecophilous arthropods (Holldobler & Wilson 1990). An interesting paradigm for ecological and evolutionary studies on ...
D.S. Edwards, W.E. Booth, S.C. Choy, 1996
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A Bibliography of Ant Systematics
Myrmecophilous notes for 1911. Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 24:4-10. [1912.01.15] Donisthorpe, H. 1912b. Some races of ants new to Britain. Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 24:306. [1912.12.15] Donisthorpe, H. 1913a. Some notes on the genus Myrmica.
Philip S. Ward, 1996
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Insects and Plants: Parallel Evolution & Adaptations, Second ...
Myrmecophilous Plants As Guerin, the French romatic writer explains at the head of this chapter, "Kings can see their palaces falling down, but ants will always keep their dwellings intact." At the beginning of the evolution of myrmecophilous  ...
Jolivet, 1992
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The Ants
A revision of the myrmecophilous tribe Deremini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), part I: The Dorylopora complex and their behavior. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 59(2): 341-358. 1968. Revision of the myrmecophilous species ...
Bert Hölldobler, 1990
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Biology of Australian Butterflies
Effects of larval diet on myrmecophilous qualities of Polyommatus icarus caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Oecologia, Berl. 83: 284-287. Fiedler, K., 1991. Systematic, evolutionary and ecological implications of myrmecophily within the ...
Roger Laurence Kitching, 1999
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The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia
... are butterfly species is found to utilise particular designated as 'occasionally'. Species that have plant parts (e.g. flowers, seeds) or plants in obligate myrmecophilous associations with different parts of its geographic range. If more ants are ...
Michael F. Braby, 2004
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Insect Evolutionary Ecology: Proceedings of the Royal ...
Fiedler, K. and Maschwitz, U. (1987) Functional analysis of the myrmecophilous relationships between ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and lycaenids ( Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). III. New aspects of the function of the retractile tentacular organs ...
Royal Entomological Society of London. Symposium, Mark Fellowes, Graham Holloway, 2005
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Current Advances in Scarabaeoidea Research
In: Ratcliffe B, Krell F—T (Eds) Current advances in Scarabaeoidea research. ZooKeys 34: 129—140. doi: 10.3897/Zookeys.34.262 Abstract The genus Cremastocheilus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) is a myrmecophilous group of ...
Brett Ratcliffe, Frank-thaorsten Krell, 2010

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MYRMECOPHILOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term myrmecophilous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Oil palm ecology suits some.
... while their scavenging activity related to how complex the plant communities were and to many other organisms, myrmecophilous or not ! «The Earth Times, Nov 14»
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52-million-year-old Beetle Fossil is Oldest Known Practitioner of …
Today, there are about 370 described species belonging to Clavigeritae, a group of myrmecophilous (“ant-loving”) beetles about 1–3 ... «Entomology Today, Oct 14»
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Myrmecophily: Beetle Trapped In Amber For 52 Million Years And …
Today, there are about 370 described species belonging to Clavigeritae, a group of myrmecophilous, or "ant-loving" beetles about 1–3 ... «Science 2.0, Oct 14»
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Photo gallery: The oldest known insect parasite
So-called myrmecophilous (ant-loving) insects, they have evolved special brushes on their backs that secrete a substance the ants adore. «Science AAAS, Oct 14»
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Photo: Mite Attacking Ant Entombed in Amber, Oldest Fossil of Its Kind
“The technical term for an animal that lives among ants is myrmecophilous, which is Latin for 'ant-loving,'” Dunlop said. “For the ant, however, ... «NatGeo News Watch, Sep 14»
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Janet Suzman: My six best books
Latin seems to explain a plant very well to me: myrmecophilous, for example, means an ant-loving thing. You can only learn two a week, though ... «Express.co.uk, Mar 13»
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Chemical warfare of stealthy silverfish
Myrmecophilous (ant-loving) silverfish live their lives in and amongst army ants. To avoid being killed or rejected from the nest the silverfish ... «Science Codex, Nov 11»
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Petal power: How green is your bouquet?
Amid the fynbos's 7,700 plant species, you'll find the striped mouse, Cape sugarbird, rare myrmecophilous butterflies that eat ants, and the ... «Independent, Nov 06»

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« EDUCALINGO. Myrmecophilous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/myrmecophilous>. Aug 2020 ».
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