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glossina

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

First recorded in 1885–90; from New Latin: genus name, so called from its long proboscis; see origin at gloss-, -ina2
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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.
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