noun, plural cim·i·ces [sim-uh-seez] /ˈsɪm əˌsiz/.
Origin of cimex
Examples from the Web for cimex
The bedbug (Fig. 35) (Cimex lectularis) has been accused of transmitting plague, relapsing fever and other diseases.Insects and Diseases|Rennie W. Doane
An allied species, the dove-cote bug (Cimex columbaria), attacks domestic fowls and pigeons.
It has the same habits and practically the same life cycle as Cimex lectularius.
But the resources of one-and-twenty are not easily daunted, even by the presence of the cimex lectularius or the pulex irritans.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
Sopra un organo particolare della Cimici dei letti (Cimex lectularius L.).
British Dictionary definitions for cimex
noun plural cimices (ˈsɪmɪˌsiːz)
Word Origin for cimex
Word Origin and History for cimex
Latin, "bug, bedbug," also a term of reproach, of uncertain origin. Related: Cimiceous "buggy;" cimicine "smelling of bugs."