reduviid

[ri-doo-vee-id, -dyoo-]

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

noun
  1. any hemipterous bug of the family Reduviidae, which includes the assassin bugs and the wheel bug
adjective
  1. 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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reduviid in Medicine

reduviid

[rĭ-dōōvē-ĭd]
n.
  1. A member of the family Reduviidae; an assassin bug.
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