gymnodomous
adj. [Gr. gymnos, bare; L. domus, house]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Pertaining to nests, especially of social wasps lacking an envelope; see calyptodomous.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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