cimex

cimex

[sahy-meks]
noun, plural cimices [sim-uh-seez] .
a bedbug of the genus Cimex.

Origin:
1575–85; < Neo-Latin, Latin cīmex bedbug

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cimex (ˈsaɪmɛks)
 
n , pl cimices
any of the heteropterous insects of the genus Cimex, esp the bedbug
 
[C16: from Latin: bug]

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