Definitions

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  • adj. Feeding on blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Feeding on blood-corpuscles: said of the Plasmodium of malaria and kindred diseases.
  • Feeding upon blood, as do some insects and the bats of the genus Desmodus.

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Examples

  • Transmission of RVF virus by hematophagous (blood-feeding) flies is also possible.

    Find Me A Cure

  • Mostly the scent of carbon dioxide and lactic acid, two compounds that indicate to the hematophagous — or blood-sucking — pests that their next landing pad is nearby.

    Are Some People Mosquito Magnets?

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