family Mastotermitidae


family Mastotermitidae
noun
primitive termites
Syn: ↑Mastotermitidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Isoptera, ↑order Isoptera
Member Meronyms: ↑Mastotermes, ↑genus Mastotermes

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  • Mastotermitidae — prop. n. A natural family comprising primitive termites. Syn: family {Mastotermitidae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mastotermitidae — noun primitive termites • Syn: ↑family Mastotermitidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Isoptera, ↑order Isoptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arthropod family — noun any of the arthropods • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Phalangiidae, ↑family Phalangiidae, ↑Argiopidae, ↑family Argiopidae, ↑orb weaver, ↑Theridiidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mastotermes — Giant Northern Termite Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Isoptera — noun order of social insects that live in colonies, including: termites; often placed in subclass Exopterygota • Syn: ↑order Isoptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Isoptera — noun order of social insects that live in colonies, including: termites; often placed in subclass Exopterygota • Syn: ↑Isoptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Mastotermes — noun primitive genus of termites; mostly extinct; sometimes considered the most primitive Isoptera • Syn: ↑Mastotermes • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Mastotermitidae, ↑family Mastotermitidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mastotermes — noun primitive genus of termites; mostly extinct; sometimes considered the most primitive Isoptera • Syn: ↑genus Mastotermes • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Mastotermitidae, ↑family Mastotermitidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • termite — /terr muyt/, n. any of numerous pale colored, soft bodied, chiefly tropical social insects, of the order Isoptera, that feed on wood, some being highly destructive to buildings, furniture, etc. Also called white ant. [1775 85; taken as sing. of… …   Universalium

  • Termite — Not to be confused with Termit (disambiguation), Thermite, or Turmite. This article is about insects. For other uses, see Termite (disambiguation). Termite Temporal range: 228–0 Ma …   Wikipedia


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