hematophagous

adjective
he·​ma·​toph·​a·​gous | \ ˌhē-mə-ˈtä-fə-gəs How to pronounce hematophagous (audio) \

Definition of hematophagous

: feeding on blood hematophagous mosquitoes

First Known Use of hematophagous

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Hematophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematophagous. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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hematophagous

adjective
he·​ma·​toph·​a·​gous
variants: or chiefly British haematophagous \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈtäf-​ə-​gəs How to pronounce haematophagous (audio) \

Medical Definition of hematophagous

: feeding on blood hematophagous insects

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