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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