bedbug

noun bed·bug \ ˈbed-ˌbəg \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of bedbug

: a wingless bloodsucking hemipterous bug (Cimex lectularius) sometimes infesting houses and especially beds and feeding on human blood

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First Known Use of bedbug

1708


BEDBUG Defined for Kids

bedbug

noun bed·bug \ ˈbed-ˌbəg \

Definition of bedbug for Students

: a small wingless insect that sucks blood and is sometimes found in houses and especially in beds

Medical Dictionary

bedbug

noun bed·bug \ ˈbed-ˌbəg \

medical Definition of bedbug

: a wingless bloodsucking bug (Cimex lectularius) sometimes infesting houses and especially beds and feeding on human blood called also chinch

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