re·du·vi·id (rĭ-dvē-ĭd, -dy-)
See assassin bug.
[From New Latin Reduviidae, family name, from Reduvius, type genus, from Latin reduvia, hangnail, fragment; see eu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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