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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Wood-eating insects.

Usage examples (5)
  • There are approximately 20-50 damaging termite species in savannah and forest ecosystems in the family Termitidae.
  • Isoptera: equal winged: an ordinal term for insects with four, similar, net-veined wings; mouth mandibulate; thoracic rings similar, loosely jointed metamorphosis incomplete:...
  • Platyptera: flat and broad-winged: an ordinal term applied to insects with four net-veined wings, secondaries longitudinally folded beneath primaries; mouth mandibulate;...
  • Complemental: applied to sexed forms in the Termitidae, capable of reproduction, but which do not reach the winged stage; the females are less fertile than the forms... for more
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