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reduviid

[ ri-doo-vee-id, -dyoo- ]
/ rɪˈdu vi ɪd, -ˈdyu- /
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noun
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Origin of reduviid

1885–90; <New Latin Reduviidae, family name, equivalent to Reduvi(a) type genus (Latin: hangnail) + -idae-id2
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British Dictionary definitions for reduviid

reduviid
/ (rɪˈdjuːvɪɪd) /

noun
any hemipterous bug of the family Reduviidae, which includes the assassin bugs and the wheel bug
adjective
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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