deerfly

noun deer·fly \ ˈdir-ˌflī \

Definition of deerfly

: any of numerous small horseflies (as of the genus Chrysops) that include important vectors of tularemia

First Known Use of deerfly

1853

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deerfly

noun deer·fly \ ˈdi(ə)r-ˌflī \

medical Definition of deerfly

plural deerflies
: any of numerous small horseflies especially of the genus Chrysops that include important vectors of tularemia

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