blood meal

the dried blood of animals used as a fertilizer, diet supplement for livestock, or deer repellent.

1885–90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Place in whatever they normally feed upon or in other animals if they take the blood meal from others.
The tick typically first picks up the spirochete during its larva stage, when it needs a blood meal to mature further.
The eight-legged nymph follows the same pattern of locating a blood meal, dropping off, resting and molting again.
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