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Cimex

 [si´meks]
a genus of blood-sucking insects (order Hemiptera), the bedbugs. C. lectula´rius is the common bedbug of temperate regions. Other species are limited to tropical and subtropical areas and feed on other animals as well as humans.
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Cimex

(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.
[L. cimex, bug, L. lectulus, a bed]
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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]
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Bed bugs--also known as Cimex lectularius--are small, flat reddish-brown bugs (about the size of an apple seed) which feed on human blood.