cleptobiotic /klep'toh buy ot"ik/, adj.
/klep'toh buy oh"sis/, n., pl. cleptobioses /-seez/.
an ecological relationship in which members of one species, as of ants, steal food from another.
[ < Gk klépt(ein) to steal + -O- + -BIOSIS]

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