Definición de dermestid en inglés:


Silabificación: der·mes·tid
Pronunciación: /dərˈmestid


  • A small beetle of a family (Dermestidae) that includes many kinds that are destructive (especially as larvae) to hides, skin, fur, wool, and other animal substances.
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    • The dank cave floor swarms with flesh-eating dermestid beetles, which museums often employ to clean animal skeletons; should a maladroit bat fall into their midst, they'll reduce it to bones in minutes.
    • The destruction of nests discourages infestations by dermestid beetles and other insect scavengers which could move to other household items.
    • The mandibles were exposed to dermestid beetles, cleaned, and the coordinates of 16 landmark points were digitized for the right hemimandible.


late 19th century: from modern Latin Dermestidae (plural), from the genus name Dermestes, formed irregularly from Greek derma 'skin' + esthiein 'eat'.

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