See inquilinism.

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  • inquilinous — in·qui·li·nous …   English syllables

  • inquilinous — adjective see inquiline I * * * inquilīˈnous adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑inquiline …   Useful english dictionary

  • termite — /terr muyt/, n. any of numerous pale colored, soft bodied, chiefly tropical social insects, of the order Isoptera, that feed on wood, some being highly destructive to buildings, furniture, etc. Also called white ant. [1775 85; taken as sing. of… …   Universalium

  • inquiline — n. [L. inquilinus, tenant] 1. A commensal organism that lives habitually on or within the body of another, or in its nest or abode without benefit or damage to either; a guest; see inquilinism. 2. An animal that lives in the home of another… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • inquiline — inquilinity /in kweuh lin i tee/, n. inquilinous /in kweuh luy neuhs/, adj. /in kweuh luyn , lin/, n. 1. Zool. an animal living in the nest, burrow, or body of another animal. adj. 2. of the nature of an inquiline. [1635 45; < L inquilinus tenant …   Universalium

  • inquiline — /ˈɪnkwəlaɪn/ (say inkwuhluyn) noun 1. Zoology an animal that lives in an abode properly belonging to another; a guest. –adjective 2. of the nature of an inquiline. {Latin inquilīnus} –inquilinity /ɪnkwəˈlɪnəti/ (say inkwuh linuhtee), noun… …  

  • inquiline —   a. living in another s nest or dwelling; n. such animal.    ♦ inquilinism,    ♦ inquilinity, n.    ♦ inquilinous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • inquiline — n. an animal living in the home of another; a commensal. Derivatives: inquilinous adj. Etymology: L inquilinus sojourner (as IN (2), colere dwell) …   Useful english dictionary

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