Lepisma

noun
Le·​pis·​ma | \lə̇ˈpizmə\

Definition of Lepisma 

: 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

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Other Words from Lepisma

lepismid \ -​mə̇d \ noun plural -s

History and Etymology for Lepisma

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

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