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tabanid

[ tab-uh-nid, tuh-bey-nid, -ban-id ]
/ ˈtæb ə nɪd, təˈbeɪ nɪd, -ˈbæn ɪd /
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noun
any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the family Tabanidae.
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Origin of tabanid

1890–95; <New Latin Tabanidae name of the family, equivalent to Taban(us) a genus (Latin tabānus gadfly) + -idae-id2

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British Dictionary definitions for tabanid

tabanid
/ (ˈtæbənɪd) /

noun
any stout-bodied fly of the dipterous family Tabanidae, the females of which have mouthparts specialized for sucking blood: includes the horseflies

Word Origin for tabanid

C19: from Latin tabānus horsefly
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Medical definitions for tabanid

tabanid
[ tə-bānĭd, -bănĭd ]

n.
Any of various bloodsucking dipterous flies of the family Tabanidae, including the horseflies, that are involved in the transmission of several blood-borne parasites.
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