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blister beetle

noun

Definition of BLISTER BEETLE

:  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
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First Known Use of BLISTER BEETLE

1816
Medical Dictionary

blister beetle

noun

Medical Definition of BLISTER BEETLE

:  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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