n. [Gr. mikros, small; aner, male]
In Formicidae, a dwarf male; see microgyne.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • micraner — noun An unusually small male ant. Ant: macraner …   Wiktionary

  • micraner — mi·cra·ner …   English syllables

  • micraner — ˈmīkrəˌne(ə)r, mīˈkrānər noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from micr + Greek anēr man, male animal more at andr : a male ant of unusually small stature …   Useful english dictionary

  • microgyne — n. [Gr. mikros, small; gyne, woman] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Formicidae, a dwarf female; see micraner …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • macraner — noun An unusually large male ant. Ant: micraner …   Wiktionary

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