Definition of poneroid in US English:

poneroid

adjective

Zoology
  • Resembling a ponerine ant; specifically designating a group of ants which includes the subfamily Ponerinae and certain closely related subfamilies.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Ponera, genus name + -oid.

Pronunciation

poneroid

/ˈpɒnərɔɪd/