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Any of various blood-sucking assassin bugs of the subfamily Triatominae, chiefly of the Americas, many of which transmit Chagas' disease. Also called cone-nosed bug, kissing bug, triatomine bug.
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Any member of the genus Triatoma and other genera of the family Reduviidae. Some conenoses are vectors of Chagas disease. Synonym: cone-nose bug; kissing bug See: assassin bug
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