plural noun
Der·​map·​tera | \ (ˌ)dərˈmaptərə\

Definition of Dermaptera

: an order of insects consisting of the earwigs and usually a few related forms parasitic on bats or rats

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Other Words from Dermaptera

dermapteran \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗tərən \ adjective or noun
dermapterous \ -​tərəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Dermaptera

New Latin, from derm- + -ptera

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