Tabanid

tab-uh-nid, tuh-bey-nid, -ban-id

Origin

1890–95; < New Latin Tabanidae name of the family, equivalent to Taban(us) a genus (Latin tabānus gadfly) + -idae -id2 (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Tabanid

Tabanid

noun

  1. any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies.
  2. any stout-bodied fly of the dipterous family Tabanidae, the females of which have mouthparts specialized for sucking blood: includes the horseflies

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Tabanid

adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Tabanidae.

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Tabanid

n.

  1. Any of various bloodsucking dipterous flies of the family Tabanidae, including the horseflies, that are involved in the transmission of several blood-borne parasites.

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Tabanid

noun

  1. : horsefly

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Example sentences for Tabanid

  1. Many other species of Tabanid, popularly called "Breeze Flies," are plentiful in this country.
  2. As examples of the so-called free parasitism, the autumnal flies (Tabanid) and Stomoxys may be cited.

Nearby words

taanith esther , taata , tab , tab-hang , tab. , tabard , tabaret , tabari , tabasco , tabbinet

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