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[ri-doo-vee-id, -dyoo-]
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  1. assassin bug.

Origin of reduviid

1885–90; < New Latin Reduviidae, family name, equivalent to Reduvi(a) type genus (Latin: hangnail) + -idae -id2
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Examples from the Web for reduviid

Historical Examples

  • Wasps (Polistes) placed in terraria were avoided, as were carabid beetles and reduviid bugs.

    Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus

    Henry S. Fitch

  • We have seen in our consideration of poisonous insects, that various species of Reduviid bugs readily attack man.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • The disease is transmitted by the bites of several species of assassin-bugs, or Reduviid, notably by Conorhinus megistus.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

British Dictionary definitions for reduviid


  1. any hemipterous bug of the family Reduviidae, which includes the assassin bugs and the wheel bug
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the family Reduviidae

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Reduviidae, from Latin reduvia a hangnail
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reduviid in Medicine


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  1. A member of the family Reduviidae; an assassin bug.
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