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he•ma•toph•a•gous

(ˌhi məˈtɒf ə gəs)

adj.
feeding on blood.
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Although some texts (8,9) refer to those species as filarial nematodes, the intermediate hosts of Diplotriaenoids (including Serratospiculum) are not hematophagous arthropods, as occurs with the Filarioidea, (1) but insects, such as grasshoppers and beetles, ingesting eggs from the hosts' droppings.
Catala and Scholfield (1994) recorded similar structures in antennal sensilla of hematophagous bug Rhodnius (Reduviidae: Triatominae) as highly ornamented pores with 5-6 inner extensions.
Vector transmission, which occurs through the penetration of parasites into the bloodstream through the gateway created in the skin by the bite of the hematophagous insect, still is the most important route of human infection by T cruzi (1), and is facilitated by the great variety of triatomines in Brazil, which houses sixty-two species, of which thirty are in the domestic environment and ten are epidemiologically important (2).
They are very small dipterans, measuring 4-5 mm, have composite eyes that takes a large part of the head, absent ocelli, long antennae, wings with lancearian shape and with parallel longitudinal veins, abdomen with 10 segments--that from the eighth onwards are modified to form the parts of the genital tract--and have sucking mouthparts, and thus are considered hematophagous. The biological cycle presents four stages of development: egg, larva (four stages), pupa, and adult.
an innovative life sciences company focused biotherapeutic development for human regeneration and disease reversion, and Ectocrine Technologies LLC, a biotech company dedicated to studying the positive human physiological effects of salivary secretions of hematophagous arthropods, such as mosquitos, of have announced a collaboration to focus on developing novel bio-products for human health and wellness.
Dioctophyme renale is a parasite of the nematode class with hematophagous habits (MONTEIRO et al., 2002) that can infect various species, for example dogs, cats, and humans (VENKATRAJAIAH et al., 2014).
The term arboviruses define viruses maintained in nature through biological transmission between a vertebrate host and a hematophagous arthropod mainly mosquitoes (4).
Desmodus rotundus, the only hematophagous bat, was recorded in the wet season (1.35%, RA= 0.31 ind/NN) (Table 1).
contortus is the only gastro-intestinal parasite of order Strongylida causing anemia due to its hematophagous behavior of 0.05ml blood from abomasal vessel per day (Clark et al.,1962).
On the other hand, the expressions "insect-specific" or "insect-restricted" viruses in up-to-date practice usually indicate to viruses that naturally infect hematophagous Diptera and that reproduce in mosquito cells in vitro, but do not replicate in vertebrate cells or infect humans or other mammals.