A type of organism-organism interaction where one organism enslaves the other for its own benefit. This is seen in several species of ants.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

He"lot*ism (?), n.

The condition of the Helots or slaves in Sparta; slavery.


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