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Red·​u·​vi·​idae ˌrej-ə-ˈvī-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Reduviidae (audio)
: a very large and widely distributed family of bloodsucking hemipterous insects comprising the assassin bugs, having a short 3-jointed proboscis that is curved back under the head when at rest, and including vectors of Chagas disease belonging to the genera Rhodnius and Triatoma

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“Reduviidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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