Cuterebridae

noun plural
Cu·​te·​reb·​ri·​dae | \ ˌkyüt-ə-ˈreb-rə-ˌdē How to pronounce Cuterebridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Cuterebridae

: a family of chiefly New World botflies that occur under the skin or sometimes in the throat or nasal sinuses of various mammals and that include a botfly (Dermatobia hominis) that normally parasitizes humans — see cuterebra

Other Words from Cuterebridae

cuterebrid \ ˌkyüt-​ə-​ˈrē-​brəd How to pronounce cuterebrid (audio) , kyu̇-​ˈter-​ə-​brəd How to pronounce cuterebrid (audio) \ noun

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