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assassin bug

noun

Definition of assassin bug

  1. :  any of a family (Reduviidae) of bugs that are usually predatory on insects though some (as a kissing bug) suck the blood of mammals —called also reduviid



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1895

First Known Use of assassin bug

1895


Medical Dictionary

assassin bug

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noun as·sas·sin bug \ə-ˈsas-ən-\

Medical Definition of assassin bug

  1. :  any bug of the family Reduviidae—compare conenose




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