Definition of polydomous in US English:

polydomous

adjective

Entomology
  • Of a colony of social hymenoptera, especially ants: occupying several nests. Of a population or species: consisting of such colonies. Also, of any other animal: occupying different locations at different times (rare).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From poly- + classical Latin domus home + -ous.