One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In some eusocial insects, especially certain ants: a worker (female) that can become capable of reproducing, especially when the queen has died. Also in certain casteless social insects: any dominant reproductive female in a colony in which most females do not reproduce.
1980s. From ancient Greek γάμος marriage + ergate.
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