hematophagous

hematophagous

[hee-muh-tof-uh-guhs, hem-uh-]
adjective
feeding on blood, as the vampire bat.

Origin:
1850–55; hemato- + -phagous

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haematophagous or (US) hematophagous (ˌhiːməˈtɒfəɡəs)
 
adj
(of certain animals) feeding on blood
 
hematophagous or (US) hematophagous
 
adj

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