Dermatobia

noun
Der·​ma·​to·​bia | \ ˌdər-mə-ˈtō-bē-ə How to pronounce Dermatobia (audio) \

Medical Definition of Dermatobia

: a genus of botflies including one (D. hominis) whose larvae live under the skin of domestic mammals and sometimes of humans in tropical America

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“Dermatobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Dermatobia. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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