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Medical Dictionary


noun phle·bot·o·mus \fli-ˈbät-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of PHLEBOTOMUS

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