tachina

Tachina

Tach"i*na\, n.; pl. Tachin[ae]. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, for ? swift.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Diptera belonging to Tachina and allied genera. Their larv[ae] are external parasites of other insects.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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