termitarium
noun (plural termitaria) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1863 a termites' nest

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  • termitarium — [tʉr′mi ter΄ē] n. pl. termitaries [tʉr΄mi ter′ē əm] n. termitaria [tʉr΄mi ter′ē ə] a termite nest, often consisting of bits of earth and vegetable matter cemented together into a large mound: often called termitary [tʉr′mi ter΄ē] n. termitaries …   English World dictionary

  • termitarium — termitynas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Tvirtas (padarytas iš seilėmis sulipdyto molio) didelio kūgio formos 5–6 m aukščio termitų lizdas. atitikmenys: angl. nest of termites; termitary; termitarium vok. Termitenbau, m;… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • termitarium — n.; pl. ia [L. termes, woodworm] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) An elaborate nest wherein a colony of termites live …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • termitarium — /terr mi tair ee euhm/, n., pl. termitaria / tair ee euh/. a termites nest. [1860 65; < NL termit(es), pl. of termes TERMITE + ARIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • termitarium — noun A termite colony …   Wiktionary

  • termitarium — [ˌtə:mʌɪ tɛ:rɪəm] noun (plural termitaria rɪə) a colony of termites, typically within a mound of cemented earth. Origin C19: mod. L., from L. termes, termit termite …   English new terms dictionary

  • termitarium — ter·mi·tar·i·um …   English syllables

  • termitarium — ter•mi•tar•i•um [[t]ˌtɜr mɪˈtɛər i əm[/t]] n. pl. tar•i•a [[t] ˈtɛər i ə[/t]] ent a termites nest • Etymology: 1860–65; < NL termit(ēs), pl. of termes termite …   From formal English to slang

  • termitarium — /tɜməˈtɛəriəm/ (say termuh tairreeuhm) noun (plural termitaria /tɜməˈtɛəriə/ (say termuh tairreeuh)) a termite colony s nest …   Australian English dictionary

  • termitarium —   n. termites nest …   Dictionary of difficult words

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