Definition of myrmecophyte in English:

myrmecophyte

noun

Botany
  • A myrmecophilous plant; specifically any of certain tropical epiphytes adapted by means of specialized structures to give shelter to ants, and in some cases to supply them with food.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From German Myrmekophyt from myrmeko- + -phyt.

Pronunciation

myrmecophyte

/məːˈmɛkəfʌɪt/