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  • trophallactic — |träfə|laktik adjective Etymology: from New Latin trophallaxis, after such pairs as New Latin prophylaxis : English prophylactic : of, relating to, constituting, or involving trophallaxis * * * trophallacˈtic or trophobīotˈic adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • trophallaxis — trophallactic /trof euh lak tik, troh feuh /, adj. /trof euh lak sis, troh feuh /, n., pl. trophallaxes / lak seez/. (among social insects) the exchange of nutriments or other secretions between members of a colony. [1915 20; TROPH + Gk állaxis… …   Universalium

  • pseudosymphile — n. [Gr. pseudos, false; syn , together; philein, to love] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In social insects, a predator or parasite gaining nourishment from the trophallactic secretions of the host larvae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • trophallaxis — n. [Gr. trophe, food; allaxis, exchange] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The mutual or unilateral exchange of alimentary canal liquid, from the mouth or anus, among colony members of social insects or guests; trophobiosis; trophallactic adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • trophallaxis — /trɒfəˈlæksəs/ (say trofuh laksuhs) noun (plural trophallaxes /trɒfəˈlæksiz/ (say trofuh lakseez)) (among social insects) a method of feeding and communication by the mutual exchange of regurgitated food. {troph(o) + Greek allaxis exchange}… …  

  • trophallaxis — [träf΄ə lak′sis] n. pl. trophallaxes [träf΄ə lak′sēz΄] [ModL < Gr trophē, nourishment (see TROPHIC) + allaxis, barter < allassein, to exchange < allos, other: see ELSE] the exchange of regurgitated food, glandular secretions, etc. among… …   English World dictionary

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