Definition of myrmecophily in US English:

myrmecophily

noun

Biology
  • See myrmecophile

    • ‘We note that the myrmecophily of the two species has the same adaptive rationale.’
    • ‘To understand the patterns of associations in the field we therefore need to measure the benefits and costs of myrmecophily both in the presence and in the absence of ants.’
    • ‘She is also studying the evolution of myrmecophily (obligate associations with ants) within one of these lineages.’
    • ‘As a group of interactions, the chemical ecology of mutualisms (i.e., pollination, myrmecophily, frugivory) is still poorly understood and is not well represented in the book.’
    • ‘The implications of this observation and others are discussed with regard to the evolution of myrmecophily in T. virgilius.’

Pronunciation

myrmecophily

/ˌmərməˈkäfəlē/