cone·​nose ˈkōn-ˌnōz How to pronounce conenose (audio)

Examples of conenose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They’re also known as conenose bugs or vampire bugs. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 5 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conenose was circa 1891

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“Conenose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


cone·​nose ˈkōn-ˌnōz How to pronounce conenose (audio)
: any of various large bloodsucking reduviid bugs especially of the genus Triatoma including some capable of inflicting painful bites

called also kissing bug

compare assassin bug
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