Definition of Termes
: the type genus of the family Termitidae
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Origin and Etymology of termes
New Latin Termit-, Termes, from Latin termit-, termes, tarmit-, tarmes worm that eats wood; akin to Greek tetrainein to bore through, pierce — more at throw
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