Hip·​pe·​la·​tes ˌhip-ə-ˈlāt-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce Hippelates (audio)
: a genus of small black American eye gnats of the family Chloropidae including some that are held to be vectors of conjunctivitis or yaws

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“Hippelates.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hippelates. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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