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assassin bug

assassin bug

noun

Definition of ASSASSIN BUG

:  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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First Known Use of ASSASSIN BUG

1895

assassin bug

noun as·sas·sin bug \ə-ˈsas-ən-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASSASSIN BUG

:  any bug of the family Reduviidae—compare conenose

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