reduviid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin reduvia hangnail Date: 1888 assassin bugreduviid adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • reduviid — [ri do͞o′vē id, ridyo͞o′vē id] n. [< ModL Reduviidae < L reduvia, hangnail, remnant < OL redivia < * reduere, to strip away < red ,RE + uere < IE base * eu , to put on] ASSASSIN BUG …   English World dictionary

  • reduviid — re·du·vi·id ri d(y)ü vē əd n any bug of the family Reduviidae reduviid adj * * * n. any one of a group of winged insects (Reduviidae) whose mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking take the form of a long proboscis that is tucked beneath the… …   Medical dictionary

  • reduviid — /ri dooh vee id, dyooh /, n. See assassin bug. [1885 90; < NL Reduviidae, family name, equiv. to Reduvi(a) type genus (L: hangnail) + idae ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • reduviid — noun any member of the Reduviidae family of insects, especially the assassin bug …   Wiktionary

  • reduviid — re·du·vi·id …   English syllables

  • reduviid — n. any one of a group of winged insects (Reduviidae) whose mouthparts – adapted for piercing and sucking – take the form of a long proboscis that is tucked beneath the head when not in use. Some South American genera, notably Panstrongylus,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • reduviid — re•du•vi•id [[t]rɪˈdu vi ɪd, ˈdyu [/t]] n. ent assassin bug • Etymology: 1885–90; < NL Reduviidae family name < Reduvi(a) type genus (L: hangnail) …   From formal English to slang

  • reduviid — noun a true bug: long legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals • Syn: ↑assassin bug • Hypernyms: ↑heteropterous insect • Hyponyms: ↑conenose, ↑cone nosed bug, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reduviid bug — The insect that carries and transmits the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi that is the cause of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis). The bug is also called the kissing bug because it appears to kiss people, especially babies, on the lips while… …   Medical dictionary

  • Редувид (Reduviid) — представитель имеющих крылья насекомых, принадлежащих к семейству Rcduviidae. Рот у этих насекомых имеет вид длинного хоботка, приспособленного к прокалыванию и высасыванию крови; этот хоботок они прячут под головку, когда не пользуются им.… …   Медицинские термины

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