erucism
n. [L. eruca, caterpillar; -ismus, denoting condition]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Poisoning or rash caused by caterpillars or pupae; see lepidopterism, paraerucism, metaerucism, cryptotoxic, phanerotoxic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cryptotoxic — adj. [Gr. kryptos, hidden; toxikon, poison] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pertaining to caterpillars that use volatile secretions that are released through an emission tube; see erucism, paraerucism, phanerotoxic, lepidopterism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lepidopterism — adj. [Gr. lepis, scale; pteron, wing; ismos, denoting condition] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Any pathological condition caused by the Lepidoptera; see erucism, paraerucism, cryptotoxic, phanerotoxic, metaerucism, pseudoerucism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phanerotoxic — adj. [Gr. phaneros, visible; toxikos, poison] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Erucism caused by toxic setae of lepidopterous caterpillars; see lepidopterism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pseudoerucism — n. [Gr. pseudos, false; L. eruca, caterpillar] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Erucism caused by toxic setae in the adult female; see lepidopterism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • caterpillar dermatitis — insect dermatitis caused by caterpillar hairs. Called also caterpillar rash and erucism …   Medical dictionary

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