Der*mat"o*phyte(dr*mt"*ft or dr"m*t*ft), n. [Gr. de`rma, -atos, skin + fyto`n plant.] (Med.) A fungus infecting and parasitic on the skin, especially one which causes disease; as, ringworm is caused by a dermatophyte.
Der*mes"tes(?), n. [NL., from Gr. dermhsth`s; de`rma skin + root of to eat.] (Zol.) A genus of coleopterous insects, the larv 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.
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