glossina

noun

glos·​si·​na -ˈsī-nə How to pronounce glossina (audio) -ˈsē- How to pronounce glossina (audio)
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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“Glossina.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glossina. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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