blister beetle(redirected from blister fly)
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Related to blister fly: blister beetle, cantharides, Meloidae
Any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, such as the Spanish fly, that secrete cantharidin, a substance that blisters the skin and is toxic to livestock that consume hay contaminated with the beetles. Also called meloid.
Management Ammonia may ameliorate the pruritus induced by blister fluid; corticosteroids may relieve pain
1. a vesicle, especially a bulla, a lesion of the skin.
2. a paste containing an irritant such as cantharides used to plaster onto a horse's leg to produce counterirritation and encourage healing of a strained tendon or ligament.
see epicauta vittata.
a vesicle having bloody contents, as may be caused by a pinch or bruise.
see sclerosing agents.