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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- Exchange of food (as from salivary or other glands) between organisms.

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  • Thank you for playing, the game, that is. trophallaxis, merdiverous, hive bottom feeders. the lot.
  • The bait is distributed to other members of the colony through the exchange of food known as trophallaxis.
  • Placing a food item would lead to mostly the same behavior as they'd eat enough to bring back to the nest, where they could transfer food through trophallaxis to the...
  • New word for me today: trophallaxis for more
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