Stagworm
Stagworm Stag"worm` (st[a^]g"w[^u]rm`), n. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of any species of botfly which is parasitic upon the stag, such as {[OE]strus act[ae]on}, or {Hypoderma act[ae]on}, which burrows beneath the skin, and {Cephalomyia auribarbis}, which lives in the nostrils. [1913 Webster]

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  • stagworm — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the larva of a botfly that infests the stag and especially of a botfly of the genus Cephenomyia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cephalomyia auribarbis — Stagworm Stag worm (st[a^]g w[^u]rm ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any species of botfly which is parasitic upon the stag, such as {[OE]strus act[ae]on}, or {Hypoderma act[ae]on}, which burrows beneath the skin, and {Cephalomyia auribarbis}, which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypoderma actaeon — Stagworm Stag worm (st[a^]g w[^u]rm ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any species of botfly which is parasitic upon the stag, such as {[OE]strus act[ae]on}, or {Hypoderma act[ae]on}, which burrows beneath the skin, and {Cephalomyia auribarbis}, which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • OEstrus actaeon — Stagworm Stag worm (st[a^]g w[^u]rm ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any species of botfly which is parasitic upon the stag, such as {[OE]strus act[ae]on}, or {Hypoderma act[ae]on}, which burrows beneath the skin, and {Cephalomyia auribarbis}, which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deer botfly — (Cephenemya stimulator) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

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