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hematophagous

[hee-muh-tof-uh-guh s, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈtɒf ə gəs, ˌhɛm ə-/
adjective
1.
feeding on blood, as the vampire bat.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; hemato- + -phagous
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British Dictionary definitions for hematophagous

haematophagous

/ˌhiːməˈtɒfəɡəs/
adjective
1.
(of certain animals) feeding on blood
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