blister beetle

noun

Definition of blister beetle

:a beetle (such as the Spanish fly) used medicinally dried and powdered to raise blisters on the skin; broadly :any of a family (Meloidae) of soft-bodied beetles whose blood contains cantharidin

First Known Use of blister beetle

1771


Medical Dictionary

blister beetle

noun

medical Definition of blister beetle

:any of various beetles (as the Spanish fly) that are used medicinally dried and powdered to raise blisters on the skin; broadly :any of numerous soft-bodied beetles (family Meloidae)

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