feeding on blood, as a bat or insect.

1835–45; sangui- + -vorous Unabridged
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sanguivorous san·guiv·o·rous (sāng-gwĭv'ər-əs)
Feeding on blood, as certain bats, leeches, and insects.

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All are sanguivorous parasites of vertebrate animals, and local persons are frequently exposed to leech bites on the island.
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