Bed bug
A blood-sucking bug in the Cimex family that lives hidden in bedding or furniture, coming out at night to bite their victims.

* * *

a bloodsucking insect of the genus Cimex. C. hemipterus of the tropics and C. lectularius of temperate regions have reddish flattened bodies and vestigial wings. They live and lay their eggs in the crevices of walls and furniture and emerge at night to suck blood; although bed bugs are not known vectors of disease their bites leave a route for bacterial infection. Premises can be disinfested with appropriate insecticides.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bed bug — Cimex lectularius Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • bed|bug — bed bug or bed|bug «BEHD BUHG», noun. a small, flat, wingless, reddish brown, blood sucking insect found in houses and especially in beds; cimex. Its bite is painful …   Useful english dictionary

  • bed bug — noun bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood • Syn: ↑bedbug, ↑chinch, ↑Cimex lectularius • Hypernyms: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteran, ↑hemipteron …   Useful english dictionary

  • bed bug — /ˈbɛd bʌg/ (say bed bug) noun a small flat, wingless, hemipterous, bloodsucking insect, Cimex lectularius, that infests houses and especially beds; cimex …   Australian English dictionary

  • bed bug — insects which live in a bed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bed bug — a bloodsucking insect of the genus Cimex. C. hemipterus of the tropics and C. lectularius of temperate regions have reddish flattened bodies and vestigial wings. They live and lay their eggs in the crevices of walls and furniture and emerge at… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • bed bug —    Uku lio …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • bed·bug — /ˈbɛdˌbʌg/ noun, pl bugs [count] : a very small insect that lives in dirty beds and that bites people and sucks their blood …   Useful english dictionary

  • bed-bug — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bed bug infestation — Bed bug bites Classification and external resources Typical bed bug bites. DiseasesDB 31777 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”