Definition for TER'MES

TER'MES, n. [plur. Termites. Gr. τερμα, the end, because this insect destroys every thing it attacks.]

A neuropterous insect, commonly called white ant. It is mostly found within the tropics. It destroys every thing it attacks. It will reduce a house of wood to a mere shell, in a very short time.

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