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polygyne

Line breaks: poly|gyne
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlidʒʌɪn/

Definition of polygyne in English:

adjective

Entomology
(Of a social insect) having more than one egg-laying queen in each colony.
Example sentences
  • In the present study, we use the parameters provided by reproductive skew models as a guideline for factors that may determine reproductive sharing in polygyne ants.
  • South American fire ant species falling outside the socially polymorphic clade are not known to exhibit polygyne colony social organization.
  • This result conforms to previous findings in other polygyne wasps, where nestmate queens were usually significantly related (reviewed by Crozier and Pamilo 1996).

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