from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The behavioral syndrome whereby slave-making ants raid nests of other species of ants and carry off the pupae in order to provide workers for their own colony.
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- noun entomology process by which
parasitic antssteal pupaefrom the nestsof other ants and raise them in their own nest, so that they become part of the colony and perform tasks in it.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek doulōsis, enslavement, from douloun, to enslave, from doulos, slave.]
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