(Greek: termites)

Termites, white ants; order of small social insects that construct nests on or in hollow trees, rotten wood, or the ground, which vary in size from a few centimeters with less than a hundred individuals to huge earth mounds measuring several meters with millions of colony members.

Their caste structure includes morphologically distinct reproductives, soldiers, and workers; adults (imagos) possess two pairs of long wings.

Secondary reproductives (neotenics) are typically blind, wingless and unpigmented; soldiers are usually blind, sterile and wingless with large heads and strong jaws; workers are mostly sterile and blind, with soft white cuticle (white ants).

The name of the termites' order is derived from their having equal wings.

Relating to or characteristic of insects of the order Isoptera.
isopterophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An abnormal detestation of wood-eating insects: Although the cabinet maker tried to explain that the table would not be eaten and destroyed by any termites, Deborah still couldn't get over her isopterophobia that always crept on her regarding her chairs and table made of walnut.
Belonging or pertaining to social insects of the order Isoptera, comprising the termites.

Link to another termite unit. Another termite unit: termit-.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "insects, bugs, worms; invertebrates": aphidi-; api-; ascari-; culci-; Dung Beetle Survival; Dung Beetles Important; Eating Worms; entomo-; formic-; Guinea worms; helmintho-; insecto-; Insects: Importance; larvi-; lepidopter-; meliss-; mosquito; Mosquito, other Languages; Mosquitoes, Pt. 1; Mosquitoes, Pt. 2; myrmeco-; scarab; scoleco-; sphec-; taeni-; termit-; vermo-.