[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for reduviid

  • We have seen in our consideration of poisonous insects, that various species of Reduviid bugs readily attack man.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
  • The disease is transmitted by the bites of several species of assassin-bugs, or Reduviid, notably by Conorhinus megistus.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley

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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Medical definitions for reduviid

[ rĭ-dōōvē-ĭd ]


A member of the family Reduviidae; an assassin bug.
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