hematophagous

[hee-muh-tof-uh-guh s, hem-uh-]

adjective

feeding on blood, as the vampire bat.

Nearby words

  1. hematometry,
  2. hematomphalocele,
  3. hematomyelia,
  4. hematomyelopore,
  5. hematopathology,
  6. hematophyte,
  7. hematoplastic,
  8. hematopoiesis,
  9. hematopoietic gland,
  10. hematopoietic system

Origin of hematophagous

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

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