kissing bug

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kiss·ing bug

(kĭs′ĭng)
n.

kissing bug

n
(Animals) a North American assassin bug, Melanolestes picipes, with a painful bite, usually attacking the lips or cheeks of man

kiss′ing bug`


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[1895–1900, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kissing bug - large bloodsucking bugkissing bug - large bloodsucking bug    
assassin bug, reduviid - a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals
Translations

kissing bug

n chinche f, chinche besucona (Mex), chinche picuda (Guat, El Salv), pito (Col), chipo (Ven), chirima-cha (Perú), vinchuca (Arg, Bol, Chile, Ur)
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Trypanomastigotes are ingested by the reduviid bug as it obtains a blood meal.
The parasite is transmitted to humans through an infected blood transfusion or through the feces of the blood-sucking reduviid bug, locally known as "kissing" bugs, "cone-nosed" bugs, vinchuca, or barbeiro.