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noun tri·at·o·ma \trī-ˈat-ə-mə\

Medical Definition of triatoma

  1. 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. 2:  any bug of the genus Triatoma

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