cattle grub

noun

Definition of cattle grub

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

First Known Use of cattle grub

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cattle%20grub. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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cattle grub

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Medical Definition of cattle grub

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

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