assassin bug

noun

Definition of assassin bug

: 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

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1890


Medical Dictionary

assassin bug

noun as·sas·sin bug \ ə-ˈsas-ᵊn- \

medical Definition of assassin bug

: any bug of the family Reduviidae — compare conenose

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