from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a parasitic dipterous insect of the group Pupipara. Some of them are wingless, as the bee louse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any pupiparous dipterous insect, as a bee-louse or sheep-tick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals


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