hypoderma

noun
hy·​po·​der·​ma | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈdər-mə How to pronounce hypoderma (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoderma

1 capitalized : a cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Hypodermatidae) of dipteran flies that have larvae parasitic in the tissues of vertebrates and include the heel flies and the common cattle grub (H. lineatum)
2 : any insect or maggot of the genus Hypoderma

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