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Pronunciation: re'du-vi'i-de

Definition: A family (order Hemiptera) of predatory insects, the assassin bugs, which attack animals and humans. It includes the subfamily Triatominae, the kissing or cone-nosed bugs, the type genus of which Triatoma includes species that are vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi.

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