reduviid

reduviid

[ri-doo-vee-id, -dyoo-]
noun

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Reduviidae, family name, equivalent to Reduvi(a) type genus (Latin: hangnail) + -idae -id2

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reduviid (rɪˈdjuːvɪɪd)
 
n
1.  any hemipterous bug of the family Reduviidae, which includes the assassin bugs and the wheel bug
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the family Reduviidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Reduviidae, from Latin reduvia a hangnail]

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reduviid re·du·vi·id (rĭ-dōō'vē-ĭd, -dyōō'-)
n.
A member of the family Reduviidae; an assassin bug.

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