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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.]

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
termit
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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.
References in classic literature ?
Long since had the termites and the small rodents picked clean the sturdy English bones.
Soon after hatching, each healthy individual from a termite colony, including alates, soldiers, and workers, already has in its intestines the typical components of the bacterial and protist gut community.
Termite swarmers are attracted towards light and are often seen around windows and doors.
These are just some example of termite issues that have plagued our country.
Diversity of termite may provide a variety of ecosystem services; such as decomposition of different materials, cycling of carbon and nitrogen, soil structuring and stimulation of microbial activity at different levels (Lavelle et al.
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.
Such is the gravity of the termite menace that villagers are gradually migrating from Lambari.
Nestmates oblige by nipping off detritus, which passes into the formidable termite gut, where pathogens typically die.
The majority of termite species in the United States are economically important, with the eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar) and the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) particularly serious threats to wooden structures (Su and Scheffrahn, 1990).
The Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes, is native to the United States and is one of the most common and widespread species of termites in the eastern region of North America (Krishna & Weesner, 1970).
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.
A team of scientists has discovered a new species of termite that defends itself by exploding when a nest is invaded.