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triatoma

noun tri·at·o·ma \ trī-ˈat-ə-mə \

medical Definition of triatoma

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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