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noun phle·bot·o·mus \fli-ˈbät-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of phlebotomus

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

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

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