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Definition of Lepisma

Lepisma n. means: 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.

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Lepisma n. means: 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.

Meaning of Lepisma

Lepisma (n.) means: 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.

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Cinura (n. pl.): The group of Thysanura which includes Lepisma and allied forms; the bristletails. See Bristletail, and Lepisma.

Lepisma (n.): 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.

Lepismoid (a.): Like or pertaining to the Lepisma.

Shiner (n.): The common Lepisma, or furniture bug.

Bristletail (n.): An insect of the genera Lepisma, Campodea, etc., belonging to the Thysanura.

Thysanura (n. pl.): An order of wingless hexapod insects which have setiform caudal appendages, either bent beneath the body to form a spring, or projecting as bristles. It comprises the Cinura, or bristletails, and the Collembola, or springtails. Called also Thysanoura. See Lepisma, and Podura.

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Meaning of Cinura

Cinura means: The group of Thysanura which includes Lepisma and allied forms; the bristletails. See Bristletail, and Lepisma.

Meaning of Lepisma

Lepisma means: 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.

Meaning of Lepismoid

Lepismoid means: Like or pertaining to the Lepisma.

Meaning of Shiner

Shiner means: The common Lepisma, or furniture bug.

Meaning of Bristletail

Bristletail means: An insect of the genera Lepisma, Campodea, etc., belonging to the Thysanura.

Meaning of Thysanura

Thysanura means: An order of wingless hexapod insects which have setiform caudal appendages, either bent beneath the body to form a spring, or projecting as bristles. It comprises the Cinura, or bristletails, and the Collembola, or springtails. Called also Thysanoura. See Lepisma, and Podura.

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