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See definition of ant on Dictionary.com
  • as inbug
  • as ininsect
  • as invermin

synonyms for ant

  • beetle
  • flea
  • pest
  • cootie
  • gnat
  • louse
  • vermin
See also synonyms for: ants
  • aphid
  • bee
  • beetle
  • butterfly
  • cockroach
  • dragonfly
  • flea
  • fruit fly
  • gnat
  • grasshopper
  • ladybug
  • mite
  • mosquito
  • moth
  • pest
  • spider
  • termite
  • tick
  • arachnid
  • arthropod
  • bedbug
  • bumblebee
  • cootie
  • fly
  • hornet
  • louse
  • daddy longlegs
  • praying mantis
  • yellowjacket
  • vermin
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How to use ant in a sentence

The most cooperative organisms like ants, bees, termites—or, if you want to compare mammals to mammals, the beautiful naked mole rats—aren’t renowned for their brilliance.
THE DARK SIDE OF SMART - FACTS SO ROMANTICDIANA FLEISCHMANSEPTEMBER 15, 2020NAUTILUS
So the ants evolved to leave the ancestral germline as a “decoy” to attract the bacteria, Rajakumar said.
HOW TWO BECAME ONE: ORIGINS OF A MYSTERIOUS SYMBIOSIS FOUNDVIVIANE CALLIERSEPTEMBER 9, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Yet while the cows’ bacteria merely inhabit the animals’ stomach, the bacteria in the ants live inside their gut cells as endosymbionts.
HOW TWO BECAME ONE: ORIGINS OF A MYSTERIOUS SYMBIOSIS FOUNDVIVIANE CALLIERSEPTEMBER 9, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
In exchange, the carpenter ants provide a protective cellular environment for the Blochmannia and transmit them to their offspring, ensuring the bacteria’s survival.
HOW TWO BECAME ONE: ORIGINS OF A MYSTERIOUS SYMBIOSIS FOUNDVIVIANE CALLIERSEPTEMBER 9, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Bullet ant stings, he finds, are roughly 10 times more painful.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘MURDER HORNETS’SUSAN MILIUSJULY 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Individuals in this category might include an ant colony or a spiderweb — distributed systems that are “partially scaffolded” by their environment but still maintain some structure on their own.
WHAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL? BIOLOGY SEEKS CLUES IN INFORMATION THEORY.JORDANA CEPELEWICZJULY 16, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Each individual ant is relatively weak, but together, they create a vibrant superorganism.
TO LIVE UP TO THE HYPE, QUANTUM COMPUTERS MUST REPAIR THEIR ERROR PROBLEMSEMILY CONOVERJUNE 22, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
As in an ant colony with workers and soldiers, the surface code requires that different qubits have different jobs.
TO LIVE UP TO THE HYPE, QUANTUM COMPUTERS MUST REPAIR THEIR ERROR PROBLEMSEMILY CONOVERJUNE 22, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
To run a really complex quantum computation, millions of physical qubits may be necessary — more plentiful than the ants that discovered a slice of last night’s pizza on the kitchen counter.
TO LIVE UP TO THE HYPE, QUANTUM COMPUTERS MUST REPAIR THEIR ERROR PROBLEMSEMILY CONOVERJUNE 22, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Her feet crush creeping things: there is a busy ant or blazoned beetle, with its back broken, writhing in the dust, unseen.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
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WORDS RELATED TO ANT

  • ant
  • beetle
  • cootie
  • flea
  • gnat
  • louse
  • pest
  • vermin
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.