eusociality /yooh soh'shee al"i tee/, n.
/yooh soh"sheuhl/, adj. Animal Behav.
of or pertaining to a form of insect society, as that of ants, characterized by specialization of tasks and cooperative care of the young.
[1970-75; EU- + SOCIAL]

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