WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
der•map•ter•an (dər map′tər ən),USA pronunciation adj.
- InsectsAlso, der•map′ter•ous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Dermaptera, comprising the earwigs.
- Insectsany 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.
- Greek dermóptera (see dermopteran), or a deliberate alteration of Dermoptera to keep the taxa distinct) + -an
- Neo-Latin Dermapter(a) (irregularly