or bot fly
- 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
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Bots, Botts, botz, n. the larv of the botfly found in the flesh and in the intestines of animals.
- 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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- 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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