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Related to Bot-fly: Dermatobia hominis, Human bot fly
bot·flyalso bot fly (bŏt′flī′)
Any of various stout dipteran flies of the family Oestridae, having larvae that are parasitic on mammals, including livestock and sometimes humans.
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any of various stout-bodied hairy dipterous flies of the families Oestridae and Gasterophilidae, the larvae of which are parasites of humans, sheep, and horses
n., pl. -flies.
any of several flies of the families Oestridae, Gasterophilidae, and Cuterebridae, the larvae of which are parasitic in the skin or other parts of various mammals.
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|Noun||1.||botfly - stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals|
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
Dermatobia hominis, human botfly - large tropical American fly; parasitic on humans and other mammals