Dermestes Der*mes"tes, n. [NL., from Gr. dermhsth`s; de`rma skin + root of ? to eat.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of coleopterous insects, the larv[ae] of which feed animal substances. They are very destructive to dries meats, skins, woolens, and furs. The most common species is {Dermestes lardarius}, known as the {bacon beetle}. [1913 Webster]

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