louse fly

louse fly
noun a flattened bloodsucking fly which typically spends much of its life on an individual host. [Family Hippoboscidae: many species.]

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  • Louse fly — Louse Louse (lous), n.; pl. {Lice} (l[imac]s). [OE. lous, AS. l[=u]s, pl. l[=y]s; akin to D. luis, G. laus, OHG. l[=u]s, Icel. l[=u]s, Sw. lus, Dan. luus; perh. so named because it is destructive, and akin to E. lose, loose.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • louse fly — n any dipteran insect of the family Hippoboscidae …   Medical dictionary

  • louse fly — ▪ insect  any insect of the parasitic family Hippoboscidae (order Diptera) characterized by piercing mouthparts used to suck blood from warm blooded animals. Genera occur in both winged and wingless forms. The winged louse flies, parasitic on… …   Universalium

  • louse fly — noun bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals • Syn: ↑hippoboscid • Hypernyms: ↑dipterous insect, ↑two winged insects, ↑dipteran, ↑dipteron • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeon louse fly — noun : pigeon fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Louse — (lous), n.; pl. {Lice} (l[imac]s). [OE. lous, AS. l[=u]s, pl. l[=y]s; akin to D. luis, G. laus, OHG. l[=u]s, Icel. l[=u]s, Sw. lus, Dan. luus; perh. so named because it is destructive, and akin to E. lose, loose.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Louse mite — Louse Louse (lous), n.; pl. {Lice} (l[imac]s). [OE. lous, AS. l[=u]s, pl. l[=y]s; akin to D. luis, G. laus, OHG. l[=u]s, Icel. l[=u]s, Sw. lus, Dan. luus; perh. so named because it is destructive, and akin to E. lose, loose.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • louse — n. /lows/; v. /lows, lowz/, n., pl. lice /luys/ for 1 3, louses for 4, v., loused, lousing. n. 1. any small, wingless insect of the order Anoplura (sucking louse), parasitic on humans and other mammals and having mouthparts adapted for sucking,… …   Universalium

  • fly — A two winged insect in the order Diptera. Important flies include Simulium (black f.), Calliphora (bluebottle f.), Piophila casei (cheese f.), Chrysops (deer f.), Siphona irritans (horn f.), Fannia scolaris (latrine f.), Oestrus ovis and… …   Medical dictionary

  • deer fly — noun 1》 a bloodsucking louse fly which is a parasite of deer. [Lipoptena cervi.] 2》 a bloodsucking horsefly which attacks large mammals and can transmit various diseases. [Genus Chrysops.] …   English new terms dictionary

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