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reduviidae

reduviidae in Medicine

Reduviidae Re·du·vi·i·dae (rē'dōō-vī'ĭ-dē', -dyōō-, rěj'ōō-)
n.
A family of predatory insects comprising the assassin bugs, which attack humans and other animals. It includes the subfamily Triatominae, the kissing or cone-nose bugs, whose type genus Triatoma includes vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi.

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