phlebotomus

noun
phle·bot·o·mus | \fli-ˈbät-ə-məs \

Medical Definition of phlebotomus 

1 capitalized : a genus of small bloodsucking sand flies (family Psychodidae) including one (P. papatasii) that transmits sandfly fever and leishmaniasis

2 plural phlebotomi\-ˌmī \ also phlebotomuses : any sand fly of the genus Phlebotomus

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