Dermestes

noun

Der·​mes·​tes
dərˈmeˌstēz
: the type genus of Dermestidae see larder beetle, museum beetle

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek dermēstēs worm that eats skin or leather, from derm- + -ēstēs (from esthiein to eat); akin to Greek edmenai to eat

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“Dermestes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dermestes. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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