noun Cryp·to·termes \¦krip(ˌ)tō+\

Definition of Cryptotermes

  1. :  a cosmopolitan genus of dry-wood termites that is sometimes considered a subgenus of Kalotermes — see powder-post termite

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Origin and Etymology of cryptotermes

New Latin, from crypt- + Termes

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a trip made at another's expense

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