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Trophallaxis is the regurgitation of food by one animal for another. It is most highly developed in social insects[?] such as the ants, in which individual colony members store food in their crops and regularly exchange it with other colony members and larvae to form a sort of "communal stomach" for the hive. It is also used by some vertebrates, such as birds feeding their young.

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