noun Le·pis·ma \lə̇ˈpizmə\

Definition of Lepisma

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Lepismatidae) of primitively wingless insects of the order Thysanura having a long flat body covered with shining scales and terminated by three long jointed styles — see silverfish — compare firebrat


\-mə̇d\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of lepisma

New Latin, from Greek, peel, from lepizein to peel, from lepos rind, scale + -izein -ize

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