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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 play \-ˌmī\ also phlebotomuses :any sand fly of the genus Phlebotomus

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