[ ri-doo-vee-id, -dyoo- ]
/ rɪˈdu vi ɪd, -ˈdyu- /
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
We have seen in our consideration of poisonous insects, that various species of Reduviid bugs readily attack man.
The disease is transmitted by the bites of several species of assassin-bugs, or Reduviid, notably by Conorhinus megistus.
British Dictionary definitions for reduviid
/ (rɪˈdjuːvɪɪd) /
any hemipterous bug of the family Reduviidae, which includes the assassin bugs and the wheel bug
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Reduviidae
Word Origin for reduviid
C19: from New Latin Reduviidae, from Latin reduvia a hangnail
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Medicine definitions for reduviid
[ rĭ-dōō′vē-ĭd ]
A member of the family Reduviidae; an assassin bug.
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