kissing bug

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kiss·ing bug

(kĭs′ĭng)
n.
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kissing bug

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


n.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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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
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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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One sample included one reduviid bug (Hemiptera), and all other invertebrates were of five orders (Table 1).
cruzi replicates in the gut of the reduviid bug and is said to undergo posterior station development.