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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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
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termite

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

termite

[ˈtɜːmaɪt] Ntermita f, comején m
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termite

[ˈtɜːrmaɪt]
ntermite m
modif [mound, colony] → de termitesterm paper n (US)dissertation f (à la fin du trimestre)terms of reference npltermes mpl de référence
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termite

nTermite f
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termite

[ˈtɜːmaɪt] ntermite f
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termite

(ˈtəːmait) noun
a pale-coloured wood-eating kind of insect, like an ant.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Cellular encapsulation in the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera), against infection by the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae.
Two symbiotic bacteria, in particular, have been isolated from the guts of Reticulitermes flavipes. Citrobacter sp.
Koch) Seedlings by Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)) in an Oklahoma Forest Nursery.
nov., isolated from the hindgut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
Tunneling activity of Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann) (Rhinotermitidae), Heterotermes tenuis (Hagen) (Rhinotermitidae), C formosanus, and Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Rhinotermitidae) in studies by Arab and Costa-Leonardo (2005) and Su and Puche (2003), showed that these species tunneled more in substrates with higher moisture content.
Toxicity of Turmeric Extracts to the Termite Reticulitermes flavipes (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae).
Termite testing followed the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) E1-13 standard (AWPA 2014) using the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar).
Colony characterization of Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on a Native Tallgrass Prairie.
(WHITNEY, 1982); Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (ZOBERI & GRACE, 1990); Diabrotica speciosa (Germar) (BERCELLINI & MALACALZA, 1994; SILVA-WERNECK et al., 1995); Spodoptera litorallis (Boisduval) (ISMAIL & ABDEL-SATER, 1993); Xyleborus fornicatus (Eichh.) (KUMAR et al., 1998); Triatoma sp.
Zhou X, Smith JA, Oi FM, Koehler PG, Bennett GW, Scharf ME (2007) Correlation of cellulase gene expression and cellulolytic activity throughout the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Gene 395: 29-39.
Evaluation of novel and traditional measures for vigor of laboratory-cultured termites, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar).