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(flĕ-bot′ŏ-mŭs )

[L. phlebotomus fr gr. phlebotomos, vein-cutting]
A genus of insects of the family Psychodidae, order Diptera. They are bloodsucking insects that transmit various forms of leishmaniasis, sandfly (pappataci) fever, and Oroya fever.
SYN: SEE: sandfly

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