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.

Origin of botfly

First recorded in 1810–20; bot2 + fly2
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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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