noun Na·su·ti·ter·mes \nāˌsütəˈtər(ˌ)mēz\

Definition of Nasutitermes

  1. :  a large genus of termites of the family Termitidae whose soldiers are mainly nasutes

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of nasutitermes

New Latin, from nasuti- (from Latin nasutus) + Latin termes woodworm — more at termite

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Nasutitermes? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!