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troph•al•lax•is  (trof′ə laksis, trō′fə-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -lax•es 
    (trof′ə laksis, trō′fə-),USA pronunciation 
  1. (among social insects) the exchange of nutriments or other secretions between members of a colony.
troph•al•lac•tic  (trof′ə laksis, trō′fə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • see allo-) + -sis -sis 1915–20; troph- + Greek állaxis exchange, equivalent. to allak- (verbid stem of allássein to change

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