Chrysops

noun
Chrys·​ops | \ ˈkris-ˌäps How to pronounce Chrysops (audio) \

Medical Definition of Chrysops

: a large widely distributed genus of small horseflies (family Tabanidae) of which the American deerflies are pests of humans and animals and in certain areas transmit tularemia while the African mango flies are vectors of the eye worm (Loa loa)

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