Termes Ter"mes (t[~e]r"m[=e]z), n.; pl. {Termites} (-m[i^]*t[=e]z). [L. termes, tarmes, -itis, a woodworm. Cf. {Termite}.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of Pseudoneuroptera including the white ants, or termites. See {Termite}. [1913 Webster]

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