botfly

noun bot·fly \ ˈbät-ˌflī \
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of botfly

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

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First Known Use of botfly

circa 1775

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botfly

noun bot·fly \ ˈbät-ˌflī \

medical Definition of botfly

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

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