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

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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deerfly

noun
deer·fly | \ˈdi(ə)r-ˌflī \
plural deerflies

Medical Definition of deerfly 

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

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