skeletonizer

noun
skel·​e·​ton·​iz·​er | \ ˈske-lə-tə-ˌnī-zər How to pronounce skeletonizer (audio) \

Definition of skeletonizer

: any of various lepidopteran larvae that eat the parenchyma of leaves reducing them to a skeleton of veins

First Known Use of skeletonizer

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Skeletonizer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeletonizer. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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