Formosan


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Synonyms for Formosan

the Austronesian languages spoken on Formosa

of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language

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The Formosan black bear, also known as the white-throated bear, is a species endemic to Taiwan.
Plant-derived natural products exhibiting activity against formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus).
Identification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Formosan subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki.
This study was undertaken to investigate and compare the bending moment capacities of several configurations of rectangular mortise and tenon joints made by Formosan alder wood.
So we tested Formosan termites on a diet of commercial lumber from 10 different species of wood--redwood, birch, spruce, southern yellow pine, red oak, Brazilian jatoba, Peruvian walnut, Honduran mahogany, teak, and Alaskan yellow cedar--to see how well the termites would do," says Cornelius.
Comparison of twenty-one commercial wood species from North America in relation to feeding rates of the Formosan termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki.
While the Asian and Formosan termites are currently confined to the southern US, their range is expanding north.
Siraya is a Formosan language of South West Taiwan that was extinct but efforts have been made to revive it.
Mixing their own feces into nest walls gives Formosan termites a bacterial boost in fighting off human attempts to destroy them with insect plagues.
The majority of termite species in the United States are economically important, with the eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar) and the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) particularly serious threats to wooden structures (Su and Scheffrahn, 1990).
a time when the concept of mission fields will disappear altogether and then it will be possible for a Formosan [Taiwanese] to serve a term in Nigeria, a Nigerian in India, an Indian in Canada and so on 'round God's world.
On the other hand, Ham does make an attempt to understand the Kempei-tai (chapter seventeen) and the mentality of the Japanese and Formosan guards (chapter twenty-five).
The film is also expected to attract tourists to the Taipei Zoo, which provided a rhinoceros, lemurs, and a Formosan black bear that were used in the filming.