"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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Words that start with anthrenus: 1
Words that end with anthrenus: 1
Words that contain anthrenus: 1
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