Definition of Cimex

1. Noun. Type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs.

Exact synonyms: Genus Cimex
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Cimicidae, Family Cimicidae
Member holonyms: Bed Bug, Bedbug, Chinch, Cimex Lectularius



Definition of Cimex

1. n. A genus of hemipterous insects of which the bedbug is the best known example. See Bedbug.

Definition of Cimex

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Cimex'', especially the bedbug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cimex

1. a bedbug [n -MICES] - See also: bedbug

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cimex

cimars
cimbalom
cimbaloms
cimbalon
cimbalons
cimbia
cimbias
cimelia
cimeliarch
cimeliarchs
cimeter
cimeters
cimetidine
cimetidines
cimex (current term)
cimices
cimicifuga
cimicifugas
cimicosis
cimier
cimiers
ciminite
ciminites
cimmerianism
cimmerianisms
cimmerianize
cimmerianized
cimmerianizes
cimmerianizing

Literary usage of Cimex

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Hemiptera of American North of Mexico: Excepting the by Edward Payson Van Duzee (1917)
"2, p. 721, 1767, Cimer. Fabricius, Ent. Syst., p. 710, 1775, cimex. ... 292, 1787, cimex Gmelin in Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., Edn. 13, i, pt. 4, p. ..."

2. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"It seems pretty certain that these cimex only take one meal of blood between ... cimex rotundatus, Signoret, 1852. Somewhat larger than the ordinary bed bug ..."

3. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1900)
"cimex lectularius. Bedbug. 2V. 0. Hemiptera. Tincture or trituration. Clinical.—Constipation. Cough. ... cimex is an ancient remedy for intermittent fever. ..."

4. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"At first the new-born insect is yellowish-white and nearly transparent, but becomes darker after it feeds and grows until Fig 17s.—cimex ..."

5. List of the Specimens of Hemipterous Insects in the Collection of the by William Sweetland Dallas (1851)
"cimex oculatus, Fab. ES iv. 99. 79 (1794). Halys oculata, Fab. SR 181. ... cimex clavatus, Fab. ES Supp. 532. 67 (1798). Halys clavata, Fab. SR 181. ..."

6. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1849)
"The solution entering the wood rendered it an unfit, and probably a poisonous habitation for the cimex. The prevention of these animals is of more ..."

7. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1849)
"... and Prevention of the cimex Lectularius. By Dr T. STRATTON, ... the last two months are letters on the prevention of the bed-bug, the cimex lectularius. ..."

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