noun ti·ne·o·la \tə̇ˈnēələ, ˌtinēˈōlə\

Definition of tineola

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of clothes moths including the webbing clothes moth

  2. 2 plural -s :  any moth of the genus Tineola; especially :  webbing clothes moth

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Origin and Etymology of tineola

New Latin, from Late Latin, small worm, small moth, diminutive of Latin tinea

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