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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a wingless, dipterous insect of the genus Nycteribia, parasitic on bats.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small wingless tick-like insect, of the order Diptera and family Nycteribiid√¶ (which see): so called because it infests bats. The name is given to all the species of the family.

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