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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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(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]
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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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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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|Noun||1.||termite - 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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نَمل أبْيَض يَقْرُض الخَشَب
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n → termite m
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n → Termite f
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termite[ˈtɜːmaɪt] n → termite f
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a pale-coloured wood-eating kind of insect, like an ant. termiet نَمل أبْيَض يَقْرُض الخَشَب термит térmita termit die Termite termit τερμίτηςtermita termiit موریانه termiitti termiteטרמיט दीमक termit termesz rayap termíti termite 白あり 흰개미 termitas termīts anai-anai termiettermitttermit térmita termită термит termit termit termit termit ปลวก ak karınca, termit 白蟻 терміт ديمک con mối 白蚁
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