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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
termit-, termito-, in L. comp., relating to the termite, q.v., especially in taxonomic combinations. Note should be made of the English words: termitophagus,-a,-um (adj.A), termite-eating, and termitophilus,-a,-um (adj.A), dwelling with or on termites, which use Greek combining forms.

Amitermes,-itis (s.m.III); Globitermes,-itis (s.m.III) sulphureus; Reticulitermes,-itis (s.m.III) flanipes; R. lucifugus; Schedorhinotermes; Termes bellicosus.

NOTE: Termitophagus synterminus (a beetle), Calotermes (Electrotermes) affinis (a fossil termite), Reticulotermes arenicola, Agaricus termitigena, a fungus (Brown 1956). Termite, insects of the family Termitidae that feed on wood: tarmes,-itis (s.m.III), abl. sg. tarmite, classically, a worm that feeds on wood, a woodworm; also spelled termes,-itis (s.m.III), q.v., abl. sg. termite, from which the generic name of these insects derives: Termes,-itis (s.m.III), abl. sg. termite.

Bryobahia termitidarum, the genitive plural of the family name of the termite, Termitidae, from the moss growing on termite nests; the moss Weissia termitidarum, Hymenostomum termitidarum.

NOTE: the spelling “termitarum” as an epithet is apparently incorrect, as it implies a first declension noun ‘termita’ which does not appear to exist.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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