- 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
C19: from New Latin dermestida, from Greek dermēstēs, from derma skin + esthiein to eat
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Examples from the Web for dermestid
The Dermestid attack by preference the tendons and the skins of carcases.
Most of the other cases on record relate to the larv of Dermestid (larder beetles et al.) or Tenebrionid (meal infesting species).