giant water bug

noun

Definition of giant water bug

: any of a family (Belostomatidae and especially genus Lethocerus) of very large predatory aquatic bugs capable of inflicting a painful bite

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1901

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giant water bug

noun

medical Definition of giant water bug

: any of a family (Belostomatidae and especially genus Lethocerus) of very large predatory bug capable of inflicting a painful bite

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