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blister beetle

noun

Definition of blister beetle

  1. :  a beetle (as the Spanish fly) used medicinally dried and powdered to raise blisters on the skin; broadly :  any of a family (Meloidae) of soft-bodied beetles whose blood contains cantharidin



1816

First Known Use of blister beetle

1816


Medical Dictionary

blister beetle

noun

Medical Definition of blister beetle

  1. :  any of various beetles (as the Spanish fly) that are used medicinally dried and powdered to raise blisters on the skin; broadly :  any of numerous soft-bodied beetles (family Meloidae)




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