warble fly
noun Date: 1877 any of various dipteran flies (family Oestridae) whose larvae live under the skin of various mammals and cause warbles

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  • warble fly — n any of various dipteran flies of the genus Hypoderma that are parasites of cattle and other mammals and lay eggs on their feet and legs which are licked off and hatch in the mouth or esophagus and burrow as larvae through the tissues to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • warble fly — n. any of a family (Oestridae) of botflies whose larvae burrow beneath the hide of cattle, horses, and other animals, producing warbles …   English World dictionary

  • Warble fly — Taxobox name = Warble flies regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Hexapoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo = Endopterygota| ordo = Diptera subordo = Brachycera infraordo = Muscomorpha… …   Wikipedia

  • warble fly — any of several stout, woolly flies of the family Oestridae, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle and other animals. [1875 80] * * * Any of several dipteran species (botfly family Oestridae or the family Hypodermatidae), widespread in… …   Universalium

  • warble fly — noun a large fly whose parasitic larvae infest the skin of cattle, horses, etc. [Hypoderma bovis and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • warble fly — war′ble fly n. ent any of several stout, woolly flies of the family Oestridae, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle and other animals …   From formal English to slang

  • warble fly — noun hairy bee like fly whose larvae produce lumpy abscesses (warbles) under the skin of cattle • Hypernyms: ↑gadfly • Member Holonyms: ↑Hypoderma, ↑genus Hypoderma …   Useful english dictionary

  • warble fly — noun Any member of the genus Hypoderma of large flies, parasitic on cattle and deer …   Wiktionary

  • warble fly — /ˈwɔbəl flaɪ/ (say wawbuhl fluy) noun any of various flies of the family Hypodermatidae, whose larvae produce warbles …   Australian English dictionary

  • ox warble fly — n either of two warble flies of the genus Hypoderma: a) COMMON CATTLE GRUB b) NORTHERN CATTLE GRUB …   Medical dictionary

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