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 Nycteribiidæ (which see): so called because it infests bats. The name is given to all the species of the family.
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