phlebotomus

noun

phle·​bot·​o·​mus fli-ˈbät-ə-məs How to pronounce phlebotomus (audio)
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capitalized : a genus of small bloodsucking sand flies (family Psychodidae) including one (P. papatasii) that transmits sandfly fever and leishmaniasis
2
plural phlebotomi -ˌmī How to pronounce phlebotomus (audio) also phlebotomuses : any sand fly of the genus Phlebotomus

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“Phlebotomus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phlebotomus. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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