Origin of reduviid
1885–90; < New Latin Reduviidae, family name, equivalent to Reduvi(a) type genus (Latin: hangnail) + -idae -id2
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Wasps (Polistes) placed in terraria were avoided, as were carabid beetles and reduviid bugs.
We have seen in our consideration of poisonous insects, that various species of Reduviid bugs readily attack man.
The disease is transmitted by the bites of several species of assassin-bugs, or Reduviid, notably by Conorhinus megistus.
- any hemipterous bug of the family Reduviidae, which includes the assassin bugs and the wheel bug
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Reduviidae
C19: from New Latin Reduviidae, from Latin reduvia a hangnail
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- A member of the family Reduviidae; an assassin bug.
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