glossina

noun
glos·​si·​na | \ -ˈsī-nə How to pronounce glossina (audio) , -ˈsē- How to pronounce glossina (audio) \

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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“Glossina.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glossina. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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