glossina

[ glo-sahy-nuh, -see-, glaw- ]
/ glɒˈsaɪ nə, -ˈsi-, glɔ- /

noun

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of glossina

First recorded in 1885–90; from New Latin: genus name, so called from its long proboscis; see origin at gloss-, -ina2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for glossina

Medical definitions for glossina

Glossina
[ glô-sīnə ]

n.

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.