biting

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condition in which the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when biting abocclusion
biting in speech acerbic , caustic , incisive , mordant , pungent
biting in taste acrid , pungent
biting comment barb
insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings beetle
wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds bird louse , biting louse , louse
wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person bite
small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals blackfly , black fly , buffalo gnat
viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting midges bluetongue
biting midges; sand flies Ceratopogonidae , family Ceratopogonidae
biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow chew , chewing , manduction , mastication
transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred directly into the body via touching or biting or kissing or sexual intercourse or by droplets entering the eye or nose or mouth direct transmission
slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects filaria
cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting gig
biting insect gnat
any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies gnat
biting wit irony
biting lice Mallophaga , order Mallophaga
minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water midge
disposition to biting mordacity
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