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an African fly of the genus Glossina, which transmits trypanosomiasis.
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(tset'sē, tsē'tsē),
Common name for bloodsucking flies of Africa. See: Glossina.
[S. African native name]
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A genus of bloodsucking Diptera (tsetse flies) confined to Africa; they serve as vectors of the trypanosomes that cause African sleeping sickness.
[G. glōssa, tongue]
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Being a former glossinologist--which was the term the Rhodesian government gave to biologists employed by Tsetse Control -1 have had a fair amount of experience with the fly and the disease.