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bedbug

 [bed´bug″]
a bug of the genus Cimex, a flattened, oval, reddish insect that inhabits houses, furniture, and neglected beds and feeds on man, usually at night.

bedbug

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bed bug

(bĕd′bŭg′)
n.
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.

bedbug

Chinch A blood-sucking arthropod Types Cosmopolitan–eg, Cimex lectularius, tropical–eg, C hemipterus; bedbugs cause pruritus and in sensitive individuals, urticaria, vesiculobullous lesions, arthalgia, asthmatic Sx

Ci·mex

(sī'meks)
A genus of bedbugs of the family Cimicidae in the order Hemiptera, with flat, reddish-brown, wingless bodies, prominent lateral eyes, a three-jointed beak, and a characteristic odor from thoracic stink glands; an abundant pest in human abodes. Although its bite produces characteristic linear groups of pruritic wheals with a central hemorrhagic punctum, the bedbug is not a proven vector of human disease, with the possible exception of hepatitis B.
Synonym(s): bedbug.
[L. cimex, bug, L. lectulus, a bed]

bedbug

Cimex lectularis , a blood-sucking insect that feeds on mammals. It is a broad, reddish, flat parasite of man, found all over the world in human habitations. It does not transmit any important disease.
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