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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
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termesz
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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.
[170 Pages Report] Termite Control Services Market research report categorizes the global market By End User (Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Agriculture) By Services Type (Chemical control Services, Organic control Services), By Service Nature (Contact, Ad-hoc), & By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, APEJ, Japan, MEA).
Summary: Fact.MR's recent study foresees the termite control services market to continue on its sluggishness in 2018, with a revenue growth of just nearly US$ 165 Mn over 2017.
Well, the Eastgate Center was built to mimic the structure of termite mounds.
Sounds generated due to termite activities could be identified over a distance of 1.8 m on a board in the laboratory; however, background noise levels may affect the distance of termite detection (Mankin et al.
For the first time, a new species of termite has been named by Taiwanese scientists, who used the Bunun indigenous term 'halum' to register the 'Stylotermes halumicus' found in Taitung County.
Over 50% of the Earth's tropical forests have been removed in one form or another through human activity, i.e., approximately 10m sqkm, which is vast and is likely to be less drought-resistant due to the negative effects of low termite numbers.
This study was conducted for isolation and identification of fungal species from cadavers of notorious subterranean termite, Heterotermes indicola.
We're all concerned when we discover that termites have been busy destroying the framework--but of 2600 termite species, only some 28 play havoc in our domiciles.
A friend told me a termite inspection is required by law when you sell a home.
Termite infestation is an example of a problem that, when not detected early, can cause severe damage to the extents to the structure of a home.