phlebotomus

(redirected from Phlebotomus chinensis)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phlebotomus - a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
2.Phlebotomus - small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Psychodidae, Psychodidae - very small two-winged flies with hairy wings that develop in moss and damp vegetable matter: sand flies
Phlebotomus papatasii, sand fly, sandfly - any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis
References in periodicals archive ?
After it was demonstrated that DM bath treatment reduced the bloodfeeding rate and survival rate of Phlebotomus chinensis sand flies exposed to an unnatural host (hamsters) (23), researchers found that the bloodfeeding rates of P.