cone-nose bug

noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cone-nose bug — 1. any member of genus Triatoma; called also triatome and triatomid. 2. any of various other insects resembling this genus …   Medical dictionary

  • cone-nose — (kōnґnōs″) cone nose bug …   Medical dictionary

  • cone|nose — «KOHN NOHZ», noun. any hemipterous insect of the genera of assassin bugs, which suck the blood of men and animals, such as the kissing bug of the United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • cone-nose — conenose cone nose, cone nose cone nose , n. A large bloodsucking hemipterous insect of the family {Reduviid[ae]}, often found in houses, esp. in the southern and western United States. It bites severely, and is one of the species called {kissing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assassin bug — any of numerous bugs of the family Reduviidae, feeding chiefly on other insects but including some forms that are bloodsucking parasites of mammals. Also called reduviid. [1890 95] * * * Any of about 4,000 insect species (family Reduviidae)… …   Universalium

  • Kissing bug — The insect that carries and transmits the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the cause of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis). The bug got its name because it appears to kiss people, especially babies, on the lips while they are asleep. The bug… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kissing bug — Kiss ing bug (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of blood sucking, venomous Hemiptera that sometimes bite the lip or other parts of the human body, causing painful sores, as the cone nose ({Conorhinus sanguisuga}). [U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assassin bug — as·sas·sin bug ə sas ən n any bug of the family Reduviidae compare CONENOSE * * * 1. cone nose b. (def. 1). 2. any of various other reduviids that have poisonous bites …   Medical dictionary

  • conenose — noun large bloodsucking bug • Syn: ↑cone nosed bug, ↑conenose bug, ↑big bedbug, ↑kissing bug • Hypernyms: ↑assassin bug, ↑reduviid • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • triatomid — tri·at·o·mid trī at ə mid adj belonging to the genus Triatoma triatomid n a triatomid bug: TRIATOMA (2) * * * tri·at·o·mid (tri atґo mid) cone nose bug (def. 1). 2. triatomine …   Medical dictionary


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