cimex [sahy-meks] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural cim·i·ces [sim-uh-seez] /ˈsɪm əˌsiz/. a bedbug of the genus Cimex.
Origin of cimex 1575–85; New Latin, Latin cīmex bedbug Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cimex Historical Examples of cimex
It has the same habits and practically the same life cycle as Cimex lectularius.
William Albert Riley
But the resources of one-and-twenty are not easily daunted, even by the presence of the cimex lectularius or the pulex irritans.
Henry J. Coke
In fact, in general outline they are strikingly like that bte noire of all good housekeepers—the Cimex lectularius.
The former dedicated a fine species of Cimex to Drury, figured in the first volume of these Illustrations, pl.
The physiology and activity of the bedbug (Cimex lectularius L.) in a natural infestation.
Louis M. Roth
British Dictionary definitions for cimex cimex noun plural cimices (ˈsɪmɪˌsiːz) any of the heteropterous insects of the genus Cimex, esp the bedbug Word Origin for cimex C16: from Latin: bug Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for cimex n.
Latin, “bug, bedbug,” also a term of reproach, of uncertain origin. Related: Cimiceous “buggy;” cimicine “smelling of bugs.”
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