[glo-sahy-nuh, -see-, glaw-]
Origin of glossina
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Examples from the Web for glossina
One of the worst is the tsetse (Glossina morsitans), immortalised by Livingstone.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
The Glossina morsitans abounds on the banks of the African river, the Zambesi, frequenting the bushes and reeds that border it.The Insect World
A few remarks on the Tsetse, or 'Glossina morsitans', may here be appropriate.
This insect—the 'Glossina moritans' of the naturalists—deserves a special paragraph.
For the Glossina morsitans sleeps by night beneath leaves in the bush, and only wakes when disturbed.Sketches of the East Africa Campaign
Robert Valentine Dolbey
- 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.