Definitions

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  • n. The practice, of some animals, of feeding on blood.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek αἷμα (haima, "blood") and the suffix -phagy (to feed on); from ἔφαγον (ephagon, "I ate") + -y

Examples

  • The females of most buzzword species suck blood (hematophagy) from your brain, which has made them the most deadly disease vector (OH MY GOD I LOVE THAT TERM) known, killing millions of people over thousands of years and continuing to kill millions per year by the spread of infectious parroting.

    Buzz off

  • The presence of many proteins with similar functions is consistent with the hypothesis that gene duplication contributed to the successful adaptation of ticks to hematophagy.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

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