cimic-, cimici- +

(Latin: bedbug)

An insect of the genus Cimex, which includes the bedbugs.
A genus of blood-sucking insects (order Hemiptera), the bedbugs.
Cimex hemipterus
An important blood-sucking species of Cimex parasitic to people; the oriental bedbug.
Cimex lectularius
The common bedbug.
Referring to insects of the family Cimicidae.
A family of wingless, blood-sucking, hemipterous insects of the suborder Heteroptera, including bedbugs and related forms. Cimex, Haematosiphon, Leptocimex, and Oeciacus are medically important genera.
1. Killing bedbugs.
2. A substance used to kill bedbugs.
1. Itching of the skin that results from the bites of Cimex lectularius, or bedbugs.
2. Lesions and itching of the skin produced by bedbug bites of Cimex lectularius; described as having flat, reddish-brown wingless bodies, prominent lateral eyes, and a three-jointed beaks which produce a characteristic pungent odor from thoracic stink glands and are abundant pests in human abodes; especially, in the tropics under poor sanitary conditions.

Bedbug bites produce characteristic linear groups of pruritic wheals (small swellings on the skin that usually itches or burns) each with a central haemorrhagic punctum (bleeding area).

The bedbug.
Climex lectularius, Acanthia lectularia
The common bedbug that infests people in geographically temperate zones.