plural -s
: a large, black, red-spotted conenose (Panstrongylus megistus synonym Triatoma megista) of the American tropics that transmits the trypanosome causing Chagas disease

Word History


Portuguese, literally, barber, from barba beard, from Latin; from its bloodsucking apparatus

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“Barbeiro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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