inquilinism
n. [L. inquilinus, tenant; -ismus, condition]
1. The relationship between two organisms sharing an abode without benefit or damage to either.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The relationship of a socially parasitic species that spends its entire life cycle in the nest of a host species; workers are either lacking or scarce and degenerate in behavior; permanent parasitism.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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