Definition of phlebotomine in US English:

phlebotomine

adjective

Entomology
  • 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.

noun

Entomology
  • A phlebotomine sandfly.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Annual Review Entomology. From scientific Latin Phlebotomus Phlebotomus + -ine, after scientific Latin Phlebotominae, subfamily name.

Pronunciation

phlebotomine

/flɪˈbɒtəmʌɪn/