glossina

noun
glos·si·na | \-ˈsī-nə, -ˈsē- \

Medical Definition of glossina 

1 capitalized : an African genus of dipteran flies that have a long slender sharp proboscis and joint antennae bearing feathery appendages and that comprise the tsetse flies

2 : any fly of the genus Glossina : tsetse fly

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