botfly

play
noun bot·fly \ˈbät-ˌflī\

Definition of botfly

  1. :  any of various stout dipteran flies (family Oestridae) with larvae parasitic in cavities or tissues of various mammals including humans

1819

First Known Use of botfly

1819


Medical Dictionary

botfly

play
noun bot·fly \ˈbät-ˌflī\

Medical Definition of botfly

plural

botflies

  1. :  any of various stout dipteran flies of the family Oestridae that have larvae parasitic in cavities or tissues of various mammals including humans


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up botfly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

skillful, artistic, or intricate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ