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phlebotomus

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noun phle·bot·o·mus \fli-ˈbät-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of phlebotomus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of small bloodsucking sand flies (family Psychodidae) including one (P. papatasii) that is the carrier of sandfly fever and others suspected of carrying other human disease

  2. 2plural phle·bot·o·mi \-ˌmī\play also phle·bot·o·mus·es :  any sand fly of the genus Phlebotomus




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