triatoma

noun

tri·​at·​o·​ma trī-ˈat-ə-mə How to pronounce triatoma (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of large blood-sucking bugs that are usually placed in the family Reduviidae but sometimes assigned to a separate family and that feed on mammals and sometimes transmit Chagas disease to their hosts see conenose
2
: any bug of the genus Triatoma

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“Triatoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/triatoma. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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