December 25 [Tue], 2012, 0:35
der;mes;tid pronunciation: function: noun etymology: ultimately from greek dermēstēs, a leather-eating worm, literally, skin eater, from derm- + edmenai to eat — more at eatdate: circa 1888 : any of a family (dermestidae) of beetles with clubbed antennae that are very destructive to organic material of animal origin (as dried meat, wool, or museum specimens)— dermestid adjective