One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Belonging or relating to the dipteran subfamily Phlebotominae (family Psychodidae), the members of which are blood-feeding sandflies, including many vectors of infectious (especially protozoal and viral) diseases.
A phlebotomine sandfly.
1950s; earliest use found in Annual Review Entomology. From scientific Latin Phlebotomus Phlebotomus + -ine, after scientific Latin Phlebotominae, subfamily name.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.