deerfly
noun Date: 1853 any of numerous small horseflies (as of the genus Chrysops) that include important vectors of tularemia

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  • deerfly — ☆ deerfly [dir′flī΄ ] n. pl. deerflies any of certain bloodsucking, dipterous flies, esp. any of a genus (Chrysops) of a family (Tabanidae) of insects that includes the horseflies …   English World dictionary

  • deerfly — deer·fly di(ə)r .flī n, pl flies any of numerous small horseflies esp. of the genus Chrysops that include important vectors of tularemia * * * deer·fly (dērґfli) Chrysops discalis …   Medical dictionary

  • deerfly — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of numerous small horseflies of Chrysops or related genera that usually have wing markings and include serious bloodsucking pests of deer, man, and livestock some of which are vectors of tularemia …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tularemia — tularemic, tularaemic, adj. /tooh leuh ree mee euh/, n. Pathol., Vet. Pathol. a plaguelike disease of rabbits, squirrels, etc., caused by a bacterium, Francisella tularensis, transmitted to humans by insects or ticks or by the handling of… …   Universalium

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