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termite
eastern subterranean termites
Reticulitermes flavipes

ter·mite

 (tûr′mīt′)
n.
Any of numerous pale-colored, usually soft-bodied social insects of the order Isoptera that live mostly in warm regions. Many species of termites feed on wood, often destroying trees and wooden structures. Also called isopteran, white ant.

[New Latin Termes, genus name, from Late Latin termes, termit-, woodworm, alteration of Latin tarmes.]

termite

(ˈtɜːmaɪt)
n
(Animals) any whitish ant-like social insect of the order Isoptera, of warm and tropical regions. Some species feed on wood, causing damage to furniture, buildings, trees, etc. Also called: white ant
[C18: from New Latin termitēs white ants, pl of termes, from Latin: a woodworm; related to Greek tetrainein to bore through]
termitic adj

ter•mite

(ˈtɜr maɪt)

n.
any of numerous pale-colored, soft-bodied, chiefly tropical, social insects of the order Isoptera that feed on wood, some being highly destructive to buildings, furniture, etc. Also called white ant.
[1775–85; taken as singular of New Latin termites, pl. of termes white ant, Latin tarmes wood-eating worm]

ter·mite

(tûr′mīt′)
Any of numerous pale-colored insects that live in large colonies and that feed on and destroy wood. Termites resemble ants in their appearance, manner of living, and social organization, but they belong to a different order of insects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.termite - whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on woodtermite - whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
Isoptera, order Isoptera - order of social insects that live in colonies, including: termites; often placed in subclass Exopterygota
dry-wood termite - any of various termites that live in and feed on dry wood that is not connected with the soil
Reticulitermes flanipes - destructive United States termite
Reticulitermes lucifugus - destructive European termite
Mastotermes darwiniensis - Australian termite; sole living species of Mastotermes; called a living fossil; apparent missing link between cockroaches and termites
Mastotermes electromexicus - an extinct termite found in amber in southern Mexico
Mastotermes electrodominicus - extinct termite found in amber in the Dominican Republic

termite

noun
Related words
habitation termitarium
Translations
نَمل أبْيَض يَقْرُض الخَشَب
termit
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termesz
termíti
termitas
termīts
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termite

[ˈtɜːmaɪt] Ntermita f, comején m

termite

[ˈtɜːrmaɪt]
ntermite m
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termite

nTermite f

termite

[ˈtɜːmaɪt] ntermite f

termite

(ˈtəːmait) noun
a pale-coloured wood-eating kind of insect, like an ant.
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Long since had the termites and the small rodents picked clean the sturdy English bones.
The amount of wood a single colony destroys principally depends on the type of termite, the type and condition of wood, and what has been done to treat the wood.
com)-- The National Pest Administration Organization approximates that termite control averages US residents $5 billion annually to repair damages.
April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that termite colonies eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days a year?
Nestmates oblige by nipping off detritus, which passes into the formidable termite gut, where pathogens typically die.
These findings suggest that because of the high selectivity and sensitivity of the hydrogen sensor, its performance is better than that of the odor and methane sensors for the detection of termite attacks.
DUBAI Pest-control agencies say there's been a significant jump in termite infestation at New Dubai areas, including new buildings.
In natural conditions, the tunnel walls are lined with soil particles mixed with termite feces, which functions as a cement that consolidates the structure of the tunnel and prevents temperature and moisture extremes (Greaves 1962; Wood 1988).
In Texas, a recent investigation of coastal trees felled by Hurricane Rita suggests that upwards of 40 percent of large trees marked for landfills were infested with Formosan subterranean termite.
amphalodes female was observed catching and paralyzing a termite in the field.
You can also lay down a ``liquid barrier'' termite poison around the perimeter of your home and garage.
A termite expert says tests on a new electronic bug are more than 98% accurate in detecting subterranean termites chewing on wood near homes.