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  • haplometrosis — n. [Gr. haplos, single; metros, mother] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, the founding of a new colony by a single fertilized, egg laying queen; monometrosis …   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

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