Hippoboscidae

noun plural
Hip·​po·​bos·​ci·​dae | \ -ˈbäs-(k)ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Hippoboscidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Hippoboscidae

: a family of winged or wingless dipteran flies that comprise the louse flies (as the sheep ked), are bloodsucking parasites on birds and mammals, and do not lay eggs but produce well developed larvae from time to time which almost immediately pupate

Other Words from Hippoboscidae

hippoboscid \ -​ˈbäs-​(k)əd How to pronounce Hippoboscidae (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Hippoboscidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hippoboscidae. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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