horse botfly

noun

: a cosmopolitan botfly of the genus Gasterophilus (G. intestinalis) that glues its eggs to the hairs especially of the forelegs of horses from where they are taken into the mouth and then hatch into young bots, pass into the stomach, and become attached to the lining

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“Horse botfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/horse%20botfly. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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