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termitarium Syllabification: ter·mi·tar·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˌtərməˈterēəm/

Definition of termitarium in English:

noun (plural termitaria-ˈte(ə)rēə)

A colony of termites, typically within a mound of cemented earth.
Example sentences
  • 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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