ta·​ba·​nid tə-ˈbā-nəd How to pronounce tabanid (audio) -ˈba- How to pronounce tabanid (audio)

Word History


ultimately from Latin tabanus horsefly

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tabanid was circa 1891

Dictionary Entries Near tabanid

Cite this Entry

“Tabanid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
tab·​a·​nid ˈtab-ə-nid How to pronounce tabanid (audio) tə-ˈban-id How to pronounce tabanid (audio)
: of or relating to the family Tabanidae


2 of 2 noun
: any fly (as a horsefly) of the family Tabanidae
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