cattle grub


: either of two warble flies (genus Hypoderma) especially in the larval stage:
: a related warble fly (H. bovis)

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cattle grub was in 1926

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“Cattle grub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

cattle grub

: either of two warble flies of the genus Hypoderma especially in the larval stage:

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