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n. pl. ter·mi·tar·i·a (-ē-ə)
A nest built by a colony of termites underground, aboveground (usually as a mound), or in a tree, or an artificial nest used to house termites in a laboratory. Also called termitary.
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n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Zoology) the nest of a termite colony
[C20: from termite + -arium]
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(ˌtɜr mɪˈtɛər i əm)

n., pl. -tar•i•a (-ˈtɛər i ə)
a termites' nest.
[1860–65; < New Latin termit(ēs), pl. of termes termite]
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Escaping the flames: large termitaria as refugia from fire in miombo woodland.
Similar behaviour has been observed in another salticid species, Heliophanus termiophagus Wesolowska & Haddad, that carries its prey into the safety of tunnels within abandoned termitaria prior to consumption (Wesolowska & Haddad 2002).
Various industrial residues; gravel sludge, incinerator ash, red mud, laterite, termitaria (termite mound soil) (Lombi et al., 2002; Boisson et al.,1999; Mench et al., 2000; Wang et al., 2001; Raicevec et al, 2005; Kumpiene et al, 2008; Anoduadi et al., 2009).
They grow luxuriantly in most part of the world on different substrates under different climatic conditions; these include within the rootlets of certain trees (as mycorrhiza) and on termitaria [14][15].