powder-post termite

powder-post termite
noun
extremely destructive dry-wood termite of warm regions
Hypernyms: ↑dry-wood termite
Member Holonyms: ↑Cryptotermes, ↑genus Cryptotermes

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noun
: a dry-wood termite (Cryptotermes brevis) that is widely distributed in warm regions and is extremely destructive of seasoned wood

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