glossina

glossina

[glo-sahy-nuh, -see-, glaw-]
noun

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin: genus name, so called from its long proboscis; see gloss-, -ina

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Glossina Glos·si·na (glô-sī'nə)
n.
A genus of bloodsucking dipterous flies comprising the tsetse flies of tropical and subtropical Africa; they serve as vectors of the pathogenic trypanosomes that cause various forms of African trypanosomiasis.

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