Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as reduviid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any hemipterous insect of the genus Redivius, or family Reduvidæ. They live by sucking the blood of other insects, and some species also attack man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology Any of the hemipterous insects of the genus Redivius or family Reduvidae.

Etymologies

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Latin reduvia ("a hangnail")

Examples

  • Chagas 'disease is one of the major health problems in South and Central America and is spread by reduvid bugs, also known as "kissing bugs" because of their fondness for lips.

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  • University of Toronto Mississauga PhD candidate Jean-Paul Paluzzi is researching the transmission of a disease spread by by reduvid bugs, also known as "kissing bugs" because of their fondness for lips.

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  • It's spread by reduvid bugs, also known as "kissing bugs" because of their fondness for lips.

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