Dermaptera

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

Definition of Dermaptera

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

dermapteran

adjective or noun

dermapterous

\-tərəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dermaptera

New Latin, from derm- + -ptera


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