Blood-feeding arthropod that cuts through skin and blood vessels to cause a small haemorrhage of blood from which it feeds.
telmophagous, telmophage 1. A reference to an organism, usually an insect, that feeds from a blood pool produced by tissue laceration. 2. A blood-sucking insect that feeds from a blood pool produced by laceration of blood vessels; also known as, 'pool feeders'.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2102/
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