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Definitions of Termites
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An order of insects, restricted mostly to the tropics, containing at least eight families. A few species occur in temperate regions of North America. Medical Dictionary DB
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A species of ant, mostly found within the tropics, very destructive to trees and the wood-work of houses; the white ant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
[L.] (Entom.) White ants ; small, soft-bodied neuropterous insects (not true ants, which are hymenopterous), forming large communities, and inhabiting mounds sometimes five feet high and as hard as stone. They are very destructive, and will eat away the whole inside of a wooden beam or piece of furniture without any apparent external injury. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
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