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Tabanus

(tă-bā'nŭs),
The gadflies and horseflies; a genus of biting flies, some species of which transmit surra, infectious equine anemia, anthrax, and other diseases.
[L. a gadfly]

gadfly

(găd′flī′)
n.
Any of various flies, especially a warble fly, botfly, or horsefly, that bite or annoy livestock and other animals.

gadfly

(gad'fli?)
A fly belonging to the family Tabanidae that lays eggs under the skin of its victim, causing swelling simulating a boil. Multiple furuncles appear with hatching of larvae.
See: botfly; warble
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