hematophagous

adjective

he·​ma·​toph·​a·​gous ˌhē-mə-ˈtä-fə-gəs How to pronounce hematophagous (audio)
: feeding on blood
hematophagous mosquitoes

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hematophagous was circa 1854

Dictionary Entries Near hematophagous

Cite this Entry

“Hematophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematophagous. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hematophagous

adjective
he·​ma·​toph·​a·​gous
variants or chiefly British haematophagous
: feeding on blood
hematophagous insects
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