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  • pleometrotic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|träd.ik adjective Etymology: from New Latin pleometrosis, after such pairs as New Latin narcosis : English narcotic : of, relating to, or characterized by pleometrosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleometrose — Bei der Pleometrose gründen mehrere Ameisenköniginnen zusammen in einer Gründungskammer einen Ameisenstaat. Dabei werden gemeinsam Eier gelegt und auch die Brut gemeinsam versorgt. Auch wenn eine pleometrotische Gründung bei vielen Arten bekannt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • functional haplometrosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A colony in which an initial pleometrotic association of females undergoes a change, resulting in a haplometrotic society of the original females, presided over by one of them; functional monogyny; see permanent… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pleometrosis — n. [Gr. pleion, more; metros, mother] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A colony containing two or more fertilized egglaying females (queens); social colony foundation; monometrosis; polygyny; pleometrotic a; see primarypleometrosis, periodical pleometrosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • secondary pleometrosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a process in a colony in which a founding queen is later joined by others to form a pleometrotic association; see pleometrosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • temporary haplometrosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In early colony development of social insects, a single female (queen) initiates development and is either joined by its offspring or females from other colonies, producing a pleometrotic society; see functional… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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