An animal that lives in another species' nest, such as the Florida Gopher Frog. Another term for this is Commensal.

Etymology: Latin inquilinus tenant, lodger, from in- + colere to cultivate, dwell.

In"qui*line (?), n. [L. inquilinus a tenant, lodger.] Zool.

A gallfly which deposits its eggs in galls formed by other insects.

 

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