Definition of magnetic termite in English:

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magnetic termite

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noun

A North Australian termite which builds tall flattened mounds that are aligned north-south.
  • Amitermes meridionalis, family Termitidae
Example sentences
  • Magnetic termites (Amitermes meridionalis) are adapted to living on floodplains with waterlogged soil.
  • The “Magnetic Termite” Amitermes meridionalis occurs only in a small part of the Northern Territory of Australia and builds famous wedge-shaped mounds with an elongated axis that is orientated in a striking north-south direction.
  • The Magnetic termites up north are grass- eaters only; other mound builders will eat grass and/or solid wood.
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