termite definition

  • noun:
    • any one of many pale-colored, frequently soft-bodied personal bugs of order Isoptera that stay mainly in warm areas and many species of which feed on lumber, often destroying trees and wood frameworks. Also called white ant.
    • A white bodied, wood-consuming insect of epifamily Termitoidae, purchase Blattodea.
    • anybody of various species of pseudoneoropterous pests owned by Termes and allied genera; -- called in addition white ant. See Illust. of white ant.
    • A white ant; any person in the Termitid√¶.
    • whitish soft-bodied ant-like personal pest that feeds on wood

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