Myrmecophyte Myr"me*co*phyte`, n. [Gr. my`rmhx, my`rmhkos, ant + fyto`n plant.] (Bot.) A plant that affords shelter and food to certain species of ants which live in symbiotic relations with it. Special adaptations for this purpose exist; thus, {Acacia spadicigera} has large hollows thorns, and species of {Cecropia} have stem cavities. -- {Myr`me*co*phyt"ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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