noun. the division of labor which takes place particularly among colonies of social insects, wherein each has a particular task, like care of young, searching for food, defense of the colony, or nest-building. In some species there is an age-biased wherein people move through a lot of jobs as they age.

POLYETHISM: "The study of polytheism is studied by many budding scientists, reluctantly."
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