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bloodsucker

Microbiology
Any haematophagous organisms, classically the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) and related species.
 
Psychology
A popular term for a person who
(1) sucks the emotional life out of others;
(2) uses others.
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Analyzing the situation on the attack of midges in Pavlodar, it should be noted that it is necessary to distinguish "molestation" of imago from their active bloodsucking aggressive attacks toward humans.
It's the teens who go nuts for this bloodsucking malarkey, after all.
Together with his secret lover - the daughter of vampire king Viktor - Lucian raises an army worthy of taking on the bloodsucking legions, beginning a centuries-long conflict.
I'm still a pro skater, and since 1993 I've been running Toy Machine bloodsucking skateboard company.
It suggests the legend of the mythical bloodsucking creatures was tied to medieval ignorance of how diseases spread and what happens to bodies after death, experts said.
Bloodsucking Fiends is the unabridged audiobook rendition a dark, gritty vampire story with a wicked sense of humor.
Fisher's nerves of steel would be the envy of any reality-show contestant: When a bloodsucking leech slithered up his nose and lodged in his nostril, "I just waited until it had finished feeding, and then blew it out," he says.
If they succeed, you're turned into a bloodsucking zombie.
THE French have earned my respect for freeing themselves from the clutches of the bloodsucking interference of the EU; I just hope that we British will learn the lesson.
United by a common goal, Van Helsing and Anna set out to vanquish their bloodsucking prey, encountering Frankenstein's Monster (Hensley), Igor (O'Connor) and the Wolf Man (Kemp) along the way.
Assisted by bumbling friar Carl (Wenham), Van Helsing travels through Eastern Europe to the shadowy world of Transylvania, where the locals live in perpetual fear of the Count and his three bloodsucking brides (Anaya, Colloca, Maran).
People possess an apyrase similar to the ones in bloodsucking insects, but it normally degrades compounds other than ADP.