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tsetse fly(tsĕ′tsē, tsē′-)
Any of various two-winged bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina of sub-Saharan Africa that transmit the trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
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tsetse flyA fiercely biting fly, the vector of sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) that renders large areas of the continent almost uninhabitable.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
tsetse flyany of various bloodsucking DIPTERANS of the genus Glossina which transmit AFRICAN SLEEPING SICKNESS. see TRYPANSOME.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005