Definition of termitarium in English:


Syllabification: ter·mi·tar·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˌtərmiˈte(ə)rēəm

noun (plural termitaria /-ˈte(ə)rēə/)

  • A colony of termites, typically within a mound of cemented earth.
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    • The presence of mushrooms in a termitarium is a sure sign that the termites have died.
    • We observed birds entering arboreal termitaria at dusk, presumably to roost.


mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin termes, termit- 'termite'.

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