Definition of Termites

1. Noun. (plural of termite) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Termites

1. termite [n] - See also: termite

Lexicographical Neighbors of Termites

terminologists
terminology
terminomic
terminomics
terminus
terminus a quo
terminus ad quem
terminus ante quem
terminus post quem
terminuses
termitaria
termitaries
termitarium
termitary
termite
termites (current term)
termitic
termiticidal
termiticide
termiticides
termless
termlies
termly
termolecular
termone
termonologies
termonology
termor
termors
terms

Literary usage of Termites

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals by John George Wood (1866)
"BUILDING INSECTS. the TERMITE, or WHITE ANT—General habits of the insect—African termites and their homes—termites as articles of food—Indian ..."

2. A Manual for the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The termites or White-ants. The members of this order arc social insects. ... The wings of the termites (Ter'mites), although really broad when compared to ..."

3. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"ANTS—termites—ANT-EATERS—SPIDERS—SCORPIONS. An/s: Vast Numbers of Anta in the Tropical World—Pain caused by their Bites—The ..."

4. Insect Pests of Rice by M D Pathak, Z R Khan (1994)
"termites termites (Fig. 22a) are generally known as white ants because of their ... This family of termites cultures fungi, which break down cellulose, ..."

5. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1781)
"XL Some Account of the termites, which are found in Africa and other hot Climates. ... the termites, which by moft travellers have been called WHITE ANTS, ..."

6. Illustrated Guide to Integrated Pest Management in Rice in Tropical Asia by W. H. Reissig, International Rice Research Institute (1985)
"termites (ISOPTERA: TERMITIDAE AND RHINOTERMITIDAE) termites are known as white ants because of the overall similarity to ants in body shape, wings, ..."

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