isopterous

/aɪˈsɒptərəs/ (say uy'soptuhruhs)

adjective
belonging to the order Isoptera, which contains the social insects termites.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • isopterous — adjective see isoptera * * * /uy sop teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to social insects of the order Isoptera, comprising the termites. [ < NL Isopter(a) + OUS; see ISO , PTEROUS] * * * isopˈterous adjective • • • Main E …   Useful english dictionary

  • isopterous — /uy sop teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to social insects of the order Isoptera, comprising the termites. [ < NL Isopter(a) + OUS; see ISO , PTEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • isopterous — isop·te·rous …   English syllables

  • white ant — /ˈwaɪt ænt/ (say wuyt ant) noun 1. any of various species of wood eating isopterous insects which, like ants, exhibit social organisation and often form enormous moist colonies; destructive of trees, wooden fences, houses, etc.; termite. –phrase… …   Australian English dictionary

  • i|sop|ter|ous — «y SOP tuhr uhs», adjective. having to do with or belonging to termites: »American isopterous insects have four wings that are all equal in size. ╂[< New Latin Isoptera the order name (< iso equal + Greek pterón wing) + English ous] …   Useful english dictionary

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