from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous pale-colored, usually soft-bodied social insects of the order Isoptera that live mostly in warm regions and many species of which feed on wood, often destroying trees and wooden structures. Also called white ant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A white bodied, wood-consuming insect of the epifamily Termitoidae, order Blattodea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of pseudoneoropterous insects belonging to Termes and allied genera; -- called also white ant. See Illust. of white ant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A white ant; any member of the Termitidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood
Energy efficient buildings inspired by passive cooling in termite mounds and non-toxic fabric finishes inspired by water repellant lotus plants are examples of biomimicry changing our world today.
Suddenly the termite is everywhere, from Popular Science to Congressional Quarterly Today to Wired.
Hugenholtz interrupted, quoting a colleague: “Maybe the termite is just a fancy delivery system for the creatures in the gut.”
He thinks that searching for individual enzymes in the termite will be a dead end, but that harnessing the power of whole environments might yield results.
She went to Taipei Nobel Eye Clinic where a nurse found some white residue on her contact lens that was later identified as termite eggs.
Earlier work at Gombe National Park in Tanzania found that wild chimps living there tended to use their left hands when engaging in a practice known as termite fishing, she noted.
This is just a "termite" approach to complete confiscation of guns and disarming of our society to the point we have no defense - chip away a little here and there until the goal is accomplished before anyone realizes it.
This is just a "termite" approach to complete confiscation of guns and disarming of our society to the point we have no defense - chip away a little here and there until the goal is accomplished before anyone realizes it ..
This is just a "termite" approach to complete confiscation of guns and disarming of our society to the point we have nodefense - chip away a little here and there until the goal is accomplished before anyone realizes it.
Natural factors include the energy from the sun; periodic volcanic eruptions of tiny particles, dust, and salt spray — all known as aerosols — many that can reflect sunlight; and natural carbon cycle processes such as termite mounds in Africa that emit methane or tiny organisms in the ocean surface that take up carbon dioxide.