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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