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tabanid

[tab-uh-nid, tuh-bey-nid, -ban-id] /ˈtæb ə nɪd, təˈbeɪ nɪd, -ˈbæn ɪd/
noun
1.
any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Tabanidae.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin Tabanidae name of the family, equivalent to Taban(us) a genus (Latin tabānus gadfly) + -idae -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for tabanid

tabanid

/ˈtæbənɪd/
noun
1.
any stout-bodied fly of the dipterous family Tabanidae, the females of which have mouthparts specialized for sucking blood: includes the horseflies
Word Origin
C19: from Latin tabānus horsefly
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tabanid in Medicine

tabanid ta·ba·nid (tə-bā'nĭd, -bān'ĭd)
n.
Any of various bloodsucking dipterous flies of the family Tabanidae, including the horseflies, that are involved in the transmission of several blood-borne parasites.

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