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sand·fly

or sand fly  (sănd′flī′)
n.
1. Any of various small biting flies of the genus Phlebotomus of tropical areas, some of which transmit diseases.

sandfly

(ˈsændˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
1. (Animals) any of various small mothlike dipterous flies of the genus Phlebotomus and related genera: the bloodsucking females transmit diseases including leishmaniasis: family Psychodidae
2. (Animals) any of various similar and related flies

sand•fly

(ˈsændˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
1. any of several small, bloodsucking insects of the family Psychodidae that are vectors of several diseases of humans.
2. any of several other small, bloodsucking insects, as one of the family Heleidae or Simuliidae.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandfly - any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
genus Phlebotomus, Phlebotomus - small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths
Translations

sandfly

[ˈsændˌflaɪ] npappataci m inv

sandfly

n (pl -flies) flebótomo, tipo de jején cuya picadura puede transmitir el protozoo que causa leishmaniasis
References in classic literature ?
I knew he had lately been offered a situation in the Great Sahara, where lions and sandflies made the hermit-life peculiarly attractive and difficult, and had gone to Africa to take possession, so I thought I would look in and see how the atmosphere of this den agreed with its reputation.
Leishmaniasis is a parasite infection transmitted by sandflies, and there are more than 20 Leishmania species which are the pathogens causing the infection.
Such diseases include leishmaniasis, an infectious disease transmitted by sandflies, occurring commonly in Mediterranean coastal areas.
Health workers in the Kingdom have reported a rise in cases of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) disease, caused by the bite of sandflies, and warned the public to take precautions.
Punique virus, a novel phlebovirus, related to sandfly fever Naples virus, isolated from sandflies collected in Tunisia.
To evaluate the effect of rodent control operation on the vector density, sandflies were collected twice a month using sticky traps.
Negative mosquitoes, sandflies (obtained from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD), and larvae, nymph, and adult ticks (Bayer HealthCare AG: Animal Health, Germany) were stored in 70% ethanol at -80[degrees]C.
Pro Vice Chancellor LUMHS, Prof Muneer Ahmad Junejo, addressing the participants, said that every year, millions of people are losing their lives due to diseases that are carried by vectors including mosquito, ticks, flies, sandflies, fleas, bugs.
Vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, mites, fleas, sandflies and freshwater snails are organisms that can transmit dangerous parasites, viruses, or bacteria from one infected person or animal to another, causing serious diseases in humans.
The competition aims at raising awareness about the threat posed by vectors aAC" such as mosquitoes, sandflies, bugs, ticks and snails aAC" in transmitting certain diseases and to stimulate families and communities to take action to protect themselves.
Among specific topics are the impact of transgenic immune deployment on mosquito fitness, plant-sugar feeding and vectoral capacity, evolutionary aspects of Anopheles-Plasmodium interactions, tick-Borrelia interactions, the behavior of sandflies infected with Leishmania, and underlying factors of heterogeneity in malaria transmission and implications for disease control.
Poor hygiene is increasing the risk of infectious diseases such as lice, hepatitis A and leishmaniasis, a sore-causing disease transmitted by sandflies.