subterranean termite

/sʌbtəreɪniən ˈtɜmaɪt/ (say subtuhrayneeuhn 'termuyt)

noun
a species of termite which is ground-dwelling and which requires water from its contact with the soil or some other source of water. Compare dampwood termite, drywood termite.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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