"dermestes" Definition

  1. n. A genus of coleopterous insects, the larvae of which feed animal substances. They are very destructive to dries meats, skins, woolens, and furs. The most common species is D. lardarius, known as the bacon beetle.

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Position in dictionary: 26276 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "dermestes": 1
Words that end with "dermestes": 1
Words that contain "dermestes": 1
Next words in dictionary: dermestoid, dermic, dermis, dermobranchiata, dermobranchiate
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