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Any of various predatory insects of the family Reduviidae, having a short stout beak used to prey on other insects or, in certain genera, to suck blood from mammals. Also called reduviid.
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(Animals) any long-legged predatory, often blood-sucking, insect of the heteropterous family Reduviidae
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any of various large bugs of the family Reduviidae, many of which kill and extract the blood of other insects and some of which are bloodsucking parasites of mammals.
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|Noun||1.||assassin bug - a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals|
heteropterous insect - true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips
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