lepisma definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of wingless thysanurous pests having an elongated flattened body, covered with shining machines and terminated by seven unequal bristles. A typical species (Lepisma saccharina) is situated in houses, and often injures publications and furniture; it nourishes on starch and consumes sized paper and starched garments. Known as additionally shiner, silverfish, silver witch, gold moth, and furnishings bug.
    • the conventional genus of Lepismatid√¶, having three long and four quick caudal filaments, lengthy antenn√¶, therefore the human anatomy flat and scaly.
    • type genus associated with Lepismatidae: silverfish

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