tabanid

[ tab-uh-nid, tuh-bey-nid, -ban-id ]
/ ˈtæb ə nɪd, təˈbeɪ nɪd, -ˈbæn ɪd /

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.

Words nearby tabanid

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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Medicine 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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