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cimex

[ sahy-meks ]
/ ˈsaɪ mɛks /
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noun, plural cim·i·ces [sim-uh-seez]. /ˈsɪm əˌsiz/.

a bedbug of the genus Cimex.

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Origin of cimex

1575–85; <New Latin, Latin cīmex bedbug
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British Dictionary definitions for cimex

cimex
/ (ˈsaɪmɛks) /

noun plural cimices (ˈsɪmɪˌsiːz)

any of the heteropterous insects of the genus Cimex, esp the bedbug

Word Origin for cimex

C16: from Latin: bug
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