/ (ˌdɜːˈmɛstɪd) /
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any beetle of the family Dermestidae, whose members are destructive at both larval and adult stages to a wide range of stored organic materials such as wool, fur, feathers, and meat. They include the bacon (or larder), cabinet, carpet, leather, and museum beetles
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Word Origin for dermestid
C19: from New Latin dermestida, from Greek dermēstēs, from derma skin + esthiein to eat
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