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bed·bugalso bed bug (bĕd′bŭg′)
Any of several small wingless parasitic insects of the family Cimicidae, especially Cimex lectularius, which infests dwellings and bedding and feeds on human blood. Also called regionally chinch.
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|Noun||1.||bed bug - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood|
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
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