noun plural

Ci·​mic·​i·​dae sī-ˈmis-ə-ˌdē, sə- How to pronounce Cimicidae (audio)
: a small family of flat-bodied wingless bloodsucking bugs of the order Hemiptera including the bedbug and some pests of birds and bats

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“Cimicidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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