blister beetle definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various soft-bodied beetles of this family members Meloidae, for instance the cantharis, that secrete a substance with the capacity of blistering skin. Also known as meloid.
    • a beetle used to boost sores, esp. the Lytta vesicatoria (or Cantharis vesicatoria), called Cantharis or Spanish fly by druggists. See Cantharis.
    • a well known title of beetles of the family Meloidæ, produced by the unusual poison (cantharidin) that will be contained in their particular tissues.
    • beetle that produces a release that sores your skin
    • Any of different soft-bodied beetles of family Meloidae, including the cantharis, that secrete a substance with the capacity of blistering the skin. Also called meloid.
    • a beetle accustomed raise blisters, esp. the Lytta vesicatoria (or Cantharis vesicatoria), labeled as Cantharis or Spanish fly by druggists. See Cantharis.
    • a favorite title of beetles associated with the family Meloidæ, derived from the unusual poison (cantharidin) which will be within their cells.
    • beetle that creates a secretion that sores skin

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