Definition of myrmecophilous in English:

myrmecophilous

adjective

Biology
  • See myrmecophile

    • ‘They thought that the unattended species had a secondary reduction of their myrmecophilous organs.’
    • ‘Here we discuss the myrmecophilous soft scales occurring in the Australian and Oriental regions.’
    • ‘A key to myrmecophilous taxa is presented, and the status of their myrmecophily is briefly discussed.’
    • ‘These specimens prompted me to study this interesting myrmecophilous beetle.’
    • ‘Members of over 40 plant families are known to be myrmecophilous, but with the exception of those described below, the majority have not been described as being hazardous to handle.’