hematophagous
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1854 feeding on blood <
hematophagous mosquitoes
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  • hematophagous — |hēmə|täfə̇gəs, |hem adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hemat + phagous : feeding on blood hematophagous insects hematophagous vampire bats …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hematophagous — Subsisting on blood. [hemato + G. phago, to eat] * * * he·ma·toph·a·gous or chiefly Brit hae·ma·toph·a·gous .hē mə täf ə gəs adj feeding on blood <hematophagous insects> * * * he·ma·toph·a·gous (he″mə ) (hem″ə… …   Medical dictionary

  • hematophagous — hematofagai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gyvūnai, mintantys kitų gyvūnų arba žmogaus krauju, pvz., dėlės, erkės ir kt. atitikmenys: angl. hematophagous vok. Hematophagen rus. гематофаги …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hematophagous — haematophagous …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hematophagous — /hee meuh tof euh geuhs, hem euh /, adj. feeding on blood, as the vampire bat. [1850 55; HEMATO + PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hematophagous — he·ma·toph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • hematophagous — he•ma•toph•a•gous [[t]ˌhi məˈtɒf ə gəs[/t]] adj. ecl zool. feeding on blood …   From formal English to slang

  • hematophagous — One who drinks blood …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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