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horse botfly


horse botfly

noun

Definition of HORSE BOTFLY

:  a cosmopolitan botfly of the genus Gasterophilus (G. intestinalis) that glues its eggs to the hairs especially of the forelegs of horses from where they are taken into the mouth and then hatch into young bots, pass into the stomach, and become attached to the lining
February 28, 2015
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