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warble

(war'bĕl),
A furuncle containing a larva, as of a botfly.
[O.E. wearr, callus, + blawan, to blow, inflate]

warble

(wôr′bəl)
n.
1.
a. An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals, caused by the larva of a warble fly.
b. The warble fly, especially in its larval stage.
2. A hard lump of tissue on a riding horse's back caused by rubbing of the saddle.

warble

(wor'bel)
The maggot (larva) of any of the flies of the genus Hypoderma (the warble fly). Larvae of the genus Cuterebra can infest the skin of humans and other animals, causing myiasis.
See: Cuterebra; Hypoderma; myiasis
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District Officer Livestock department Dr Muhammad Munir talking to reporter informed that they had constituted different teams which were paying door to door visit to vaccinate cattle against warble flies.
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