phlebotomus

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Phlebotomus Phle·bot·o·mus (flĭ-bŏt'ə-məs)
n.
A genus of very small midges or bloodsucking sand flies that includes various species that are vectors of kala azar, cutaneous leishmaniasis, and phlebotomus fever.

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phlebotomus

noun
1. a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii [syn: sandfly fever
2. small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths 
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