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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