hematophagous

[ hee-muh-tof-uh-guhs, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈtɒf ə gəs, ˌhɛm ə- /

adjective

feeding on blood, as the vampire bat.

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Origin of hematophagous

First recorded in 1850–55; hemato- + -phagous
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