termite mound

termite mound
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English-russian biological dictionary. 2013.

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  • termite mound — /ˈtɜmaɪt maʊnd/ (say termuyt mownd) noun the large earth mound which termites build to contain their nest …  

  • 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

  • mound —     a) A low, rounded natural hill of unspecified origin, generally < 3 m high and, composed of earthy material.     b) A small, human made hill, composed either of debris accumulated during successive occupations of the site (e.g., tell) or… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Mound builder — may refer to: Mound builder (people), Native American people who built mounds Moundbuilders (Southwestern College), school mascot Megapode, also known as incubator birds or mound builders Mound building termites, a group of termite species that… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Mound-building termites — For other uses of the term mound builder , see Mound Builder (disambiguation). A mound in Australia …   Wikipedia

  • mound — noun 1 small hill ADJECTIVE ▪ high, large ▪ The church stands on a high mound just outside the town. ▪ low, small ▪ grassy …   Collocations dictionary

  • termite — noun Termite is used before these nouns: ↑mound …   Collocations dictionary

  • mound — n 1. hillock, hill, hummock, hump, swell, knoll, butte, ridge, knob, monticule, South African. kopje; dune, talus, tumulus, mole; elevation, rise, foothill, Geol. drumlin, tor, Brit. barrow, Dial. knap; moor, down, highland; incline, acclivity,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cathedral mound — /kəθidrəl ˈmaʊnd/ (say kuhtheedruhl mownd) noun a large mound built by the spinifex termite, reaching to seven metres high with fluted horizontal ridges; common in northern Australia. Also, cathedral termite mound …  

  • Biomimicry — (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a relatively new science that studies nature, its models, systems, processes and elements and then imitates or takes creative inspiration from them to solve human problems sustainably …   Wikipedia

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