• Definition for "dermestes"
    • A genus of coleopterous pests, the larvæ that…
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  • Sentence for "dermestes"
    • No creature known to man possesses…
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dermestes definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of coleopterous pests, the larvæ that feed animal substances. They've been extremely destructive to dries meat, skins, woolens, and furs. The most frequent types is Dermestes lardarius, referred to as bacon beetle.
    • A genus of coleopterous insects, the kind of the family Dermestidæ.
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