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Any of various blood-sucking assassin bugs of the subfamily Triatominae, chiefly of the Americas, many of which transmit Chagas' disease. Also called cone-nosed bug, kissing bug, triatomine bug.


(Animals) any of several large bloodsucking bugs of the genus Triatoma



any of several assassin bugs of the genus Triatoma, having a cone-shaped sucker.
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Noun1.conenose - large bloodsucking bugconenose - large bloodsucking bug    
assassin bug, reduviid - a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals
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