[glo-sahy-nuh, -see-, glaw-]


Origin of glossina

1885–90; < New Latin: genus name, so called from its long proboscis; see gloss-, -ina2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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A genus of bloodsucking dipterous flies comprising the tsetse flies of tropical and subtropical Africa; they serve as vectors of the pathogenic trypanosomes that cause various forms of African trypanosomiasis.
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