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Pronunciation: tri-at-o'ma

Definition: A genus of insects (subfamily Triatominae, family Reduviidae) that includes important vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, such as Triatoma dimidiata, Triatoma infestans, and Triatoma maculata.

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