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blow fly

or blowfly

noun
1.
any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Calliphoridae that deposit their eggs or larvae on carrion, excrement, etc., or in wounds of living animals.
Origin of blow fly
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • And in some instances, they have no distinct head, as in the larva of the blow fly.

  • The blow fly lives upon and defiles by depositing its eggs in our butcher's meat.

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