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der•map•ter•an



Pronunciation: (dur-map'tur-un), [key]
adj.
Also,der•map'ter•ous.belonging or pertaining to the insect order Dermaptera, comprising the earwigs.

n.
any of numerous brown to black, small to medium-sized nocturnal insects of the order Dermaptera, widely distributed in warm, moist areas, characterized by a slender, elongated, flattened body with pincerlike appendages at the tail end of the abdomen.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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