Definition of dermestid in English:
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.
- 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.
Definition of dermestid in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan