eye gnat

noun

Medical Definition of eye gnat

: any of several small dipteran flies of the genus Hippelates (especially H. pusio) including some that are held to be vectors of pink eye and yaws

called also eye fly

— compare chloropidae, siphunculina

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“Eye gnat.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eye%20gnat. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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