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cimex

[sahy-meks] /ˈsaɪ mɛks/
noun, plural cimices
[sim-uh-seez] /ˈsɪm əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a bedbug of the genus Cimex.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Neo-Latin, Latin cīmex bedbug
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cimex

/ˈsaɪmɛks/
noun (pl) cimices (ˈsɪmɪˌsiːz)
1.
any of the heteropterous insects of the genus Cimex, esp the bedbug
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: bug
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