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termitarium

[tur-mi-tair-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural ter·mi·tar·i·a [tur-mi-tair-ee-uh] /ˌtɜr mɪˈtɛər i ə/.
  1. a termites' nest.

Origin of termitarium

1860–65; < New Latin termit(ēs), plural of termes termite + -arium
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Examples from the Web for termitarium

Historical Examples

  • The lofty nest, or Termitarium, constitutes a hillock in the form of a cupola.

    The Industries of Animals

    Frdric Houssay

  • Termitarium: a nest, natural or artificial, or a colony of Termites.


British Dictionary definitions for termitarium

termitarium

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
  1. the nest of a termite colony

Word Origin

C20: from termite + -arium
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