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botfly

or bot fly

[bot-flahy]
noun, plural bot·flies.
  1. any of several flies of the families Oestridae, Gasterophilidae, and Cuterebridae, the larvae of which are parasitic in the skin or other parts of various mammals.
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Origin of botfly

First recorded in 1810–20; bot2 + fly2
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Examples from the Web for botfly

Historical Examples

  • Bots, Botts, botz, n. the larv of the botfly found in the flesh and in the intestines of animals.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for botfly

botfly

noun plural -flies
  1. any of various stout-bodied hairy dipterous flies of the families Oestridae and Gasterophilidae, the larvae of which are parasites of man, sheep, and horses
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botfly in Medicine

botfly

(bŏtflī′)
n.
  1. A robust hairy fly of the order Diptera whose larvae produce a variety of myiasis conditions in humans and various domestic animals.
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