"anthrenus" Definition

  1. n. A genus of small beetles, several of which, in the larval state, are very destructive to woolen goods, fur, etc. The common "museum pest" is A. varius; the carpet beetle is A. scrophulariae. The larvae are commonly confounded with moths.

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Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "anthrenus": 1
Words that end with "anthrenus": 1
Words that contain "anthrenus": 1
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