bed·bug / ˈbedˌbəg/ • n. a bloodsucking insect (family Cimicidae, Cimex and other genera) that is a parasite of birds and mammals, some species of which feed mainly on humans.
bedbug Broad, flat, wingless insect found worldwide. It feeds by sucking blood from mammals, including human beings. Bedbugs usually gorge themselves at night and remain hidden during the day. Length: to 6mm (0.25in). Family Cimicidae; species Cimex lectularius.
bedbug (Cimex lectularius) See CIMICIDAE.
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