termitary

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ter·mi·tar·y

 (tûr′mĭ-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. ter·mi·tar·ies

termitary

(ˈtɜːmɪtərɪ)
n, pl -ries
a termite nest

ter•mi•tar•i•um

(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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Nor does he remark that their spectacular ant-heaps, or more correctly termitaries, are armour-coated in their excreta, as surely every myrmecologist should note without even having to excavate them.
Ants inhabiting Cubitermes termitaries in African rain forests.
We are ourselves no more than dead termitaries, through which circulates a living substance," he wrote in The Soul of the White Ant (1937), his classic work of obsessive observation.
In any adequate definition of technics, it should be plain that many insects, birds, and mammals had made far more radical innovations in the fabrication of containers, with their intricate nests and bowers, their geometric bee hives, their urbanoid anthills and termitaries, their beaver lodges, than man's ancestors had achieved in the making of tools until the emergence of Homo sapiens.
Fortunately, the imperialist fantasy of the Journal was exorcised by the reserve of emotions, intuitions, recollections that the real Africa had given me--the smell of the earth after tropical rains, the vault of the forests on the road to Abakaliki, the mountain where gorillas lived near Obudu, the steppe scattered with giant termitaries around Ogoja, on the bank of the Cross River.