blood meal

(redirected from Bloodmeal)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

blood meal

n.
1. The dried and powdered blood of animals, used in animal feeds and as a nitrogen-rich fertilizer for plants.
2. The blood ingested in one feeding by a blood-sucking insect or arachnid such as a mosquito or tick.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

blood′ meal`


n.
the dried blood of animals used as a fertilizer, diet supplement for livestock, or deer repellent.
[1885–90]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood meal - the dried and powdered blood of animals
feed, provender - food for domestic livestock
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Bloodmeal and soymeal were broadcast-applied and incorporated using a Lilliston cultivator after bed preparation and before planting.
Phlebotominae are small dipterans with nocturnal activity, the females are mainly blood feeders, they take a bloodmeal through a biting to their preferred hosts, many times including human beings; several groups of pathogens take part of this situation, resulting in life cycles for the vector, and for the pathogens (Zorrilla et al.
Phlebotomine (Diptera, Psychodidae) bloodmeal sources in Tunisian cutaneous leishmaniasis foci: could Sergentomyia minuta, which is not an exclusive herpetophilic species, be implicated in the transmission of pathogens?
Bloodmeal analysis detected a human bloodmeal; the girl who was bitten had no ill effects.
Ammendments of bloodmeal (12% N), rock phosphate (3% P2O5, 1% Fe), greensand (0.1% [K.sub.2]O), and dolomitic lime (20% Ca, 12% Mg) were added to the growing medium.
Effects of infectious virus dose and bloodmeal delivery method on susceptibility of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus to chikungunya virus.
Trypanosoma cruzi infection prevalence and bloodmeal analysis in Triatomine vectors of Chagas disease from rural peridomestic locations in Texas, 2013-2014.
The feeding process of Cimex lectularius (Linnaeus 1758) and Cimex hemipterus (Fabricius 1803) on different bloodmeal sources.
(See page 11 for details.) Add organic fertilizer such as bloodmeal, ground peanut cake, alfalfa meal, or bonemeal.
aegypti is a polymorphic species whose populations exhibit variable traits influenced by genetics and environment--for example, colour pattern, bloodmeal preference, egg-laying site selection and vector competence.
Identification of mosquito bloodmeal source by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism profile analysis of the cytochrome B gene.
Seven to nine days are required for complete the life cycle Feeding Habit Hematophagous Habitat Remain the most part of the time in the environment, climbing at night into the host body to perform the necessary bloodmeal Hosts Chickens, other wild and domestic birds, humans and other mammals Ornithonyssus spp.