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lepisma


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lepisma  \Le*pis"ma\  (l[-e]*p[i^]z"m[.a]),  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr 
  le`pisma  peel,  fr  lepi`s  -i`dos,  a  scale.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  wingless  thysanurous  insects  having  an  elongated 
  flattened  body,  covered  with  shining  scales  and  terminated  by 
  seven  unequal  bristles.  A  common  species  ({Lepisma 
  saccharina})  is  found  in  houses,  and  often  injures  books  and 
  furniture.  Called  also  {shiner},  {silver  witch},  {silver 
  moth},  and  {furniture  bug}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Lepisma 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Lepismatidae:  silverfish  [syn:  {Lepisma}, 
  {genus  Lepisma}] 




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