Definition of blowfly
: any of a family (Calliphoridae) of dipteran flies (such as the bluebottle or screwworm) that deposit their eggs especially on meat or in wounds
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So the investigator had every worker lay down his tool in a field, and observed that just one sickle attracted blowflies, which were known to seek out blood.
In spring and summer, the peak seasons for insects like blowflies that are attracted to carrion, the pigs decomposed more rapidly than the human subjects.
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Medical Definition of blowfly
: any dipteran fly (as a bluebottle or a screwworm) of the family Calliphoridae
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