tabanid

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

Definition of tabanid

First Known Use of tabanid

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tabanid

ultimately from Latin tabanus horsefly

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The first known use of tabanid was circa 1891

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“Tabanid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabanid. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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tabanid

adjective
tab·​a·​nid | \ ˈtab-ə-nid How to pronounce tabanid (audio) , tə-ˈban-id How to pronounce tabanid (audio) \

Medical Definition of tabanid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the family Tabanidae

tabanid

noun

Medical Definition of tabanid (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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