assassin bug

noun

Definition of assassin bug

  1. :  any of a family (Reduviidae) of bugs that are usually predatory on insects though some (such as a kissing bug) suck the blood of mammals —called also reduviid

Illustration of assassin bug

First Known Use of assassin bug

1890


Medical Dictionary

assassin bug

play
noun as·sas·sin bug \ə-ˈsas-ən-\

Medical Definition of assassin bug

  1. :  any bug of the family Reduviidae—compare conenose


Learn More about assassin bug


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up assassin bug? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to counsel, recommend, or inform

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!