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ci·mex

 (sī′mĕks′)
n. pl. cim·i·ces (sĭm′ĭ-sēz′)
An insect of the genus Cimex, which includes the bedbugs.

[Latin cīmex, bedbug.]

cimex

(ˈsaɪmɛks)
n, pl cimices (ˈsɪmɪˌsiːz)
(Animals) any of the heteropterous insects of the genus Cimex, esp the bedbug
[C16: from Latin: bug]

ci•mex

(ˈsaɪ mɛks)

n., pl. cim•i•ces (ˈsɪm əˌsiz)
any bedbug of the genus Cimex.
[1575–85; < New Latin, Latin cīmex bedbug]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cimex - type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugsCimex - type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Cimicidae, family Cimicidae - wingless flat-bodied bloodsucking insects
bed bug, bedbug, chinch, Cimex lectularius - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
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