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/.

a termites' nest.

Nearby words

  1. termino-terminal anastomosis,
  2. terminology,
  3. terminus,
  4. terminus a quo,
  5. terminus ad quem,
  6. termitary,
  7. termite,
  8. termitic,
  9. termiting,
  10. termless

Origin of termitarium

1860–65; < New Latin termit(ēs), plural of termes termite + -arium

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British Dictionary definitions for termitarium

termitarium

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)

the nest of a termite colony

Word Origin for termitarium

C20: from termite + -arium

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