stable fly

noun

Definition of stable fly

: a biting dipteran fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that resembles the common housefly and is abundant about stables

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1862

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stable fly

noun

medical Definition of stable fly

: a biting dipteran fly of the genus Stomoxys (S. calcitrans) that is abundant about stables and often enters dwellings especially in autumn

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