noun plural

Ta·​ban·​i·​dae tə-ˈban-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Tabanidae (audio)
: a very large family of the order Diptera comprising the horseflies and deerflies whose females suck blood and sometimes transmit disease (as loaiasis) to human beings

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“Tabanidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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