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Chrysops

(krīsŏps′, krĭsŏps′)
n.
  1. A genus of biting flies, including the deer fly species and others that transmit diseases to humans and animals.
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Historical Examples

  • He named it chrysops, or "gold eye," owing to the golden hue of the iris.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • Indeed, Leiper has recently determined that a species of Chrysops transfers the blood parasite Filaria diurna.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley