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)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reduviidae
Literary usage of Reduviidae
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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 ..."