Medical Definition of phlebotomus
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
2plural phle·bot·o·mi \-ˌmī\play also phle·bot·o·mus·es : any sand fly of the genus Phlebotomus
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up phlebotomus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).