kissing bug definition

  • noun:
    • See conenose.
    • a bug from the family Hemiptera, that creates sores into human anatomy
    • Any one of several types of predatory insects for the family members Reduviid√¶.
    • huge bloodsucking bug
  • others:
    • anyone of a number of species of blood-sucking, venomous Hemiptera that occasionally bite the lip or other elements of the body, causing painful lesions, because the cone-nose (Conorhinus sanguisuga).

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