Definition of Reduviidae
1. Noun. Assassin bugs.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Heteroptera, Suborder Heteroptera
Member holonyms: Assassin Bug, Reduviid, Genus Triatoma, Triatoma, Arilus, Genus Arilus
Medical Definition of Reduviidae
1. A family (order Hemiptera) of predatory insects, the assassin bugs, which attack animals and humans. It includes the subfamily Triatominae, the kissing or cone-nosed bugs, whose type genus Triatoma includes species that are vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Reduviidae
Literary usage of Reduviidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"Members of the family reduviidae as typical representatives of the order Hemiptera, ... The reduviidae are ..."