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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a genus (Simulium) of black flies, several species of which transmit the parasitic filarial worms that cause onchocerciasis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An important genus of biting gnats, typical of the family Simuliidæ.

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

  • n. type genus of the Simuliidae: blackflies

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Simulium, genus name, from Latin simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.

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