tsetse fly

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tse·tse fly

 (tsĕ′tsē, tsē′-)
n.
Any of various two-winged bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina of sub-Saharan Africa that transmit the trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.

[Afrikaans, from Sotho (Tswana) tsêtsê.]

tsetse fly

(ˈtsɛtsɪ) or

tzetze fly

n
(Animals) any of various bloodsucking African dipterous flies of the genus Glossina, which transmit the pathogens of various diseases: family Muscidae
[C19: via Afrikaans from Tswana]

tset′se

(or tzet′ze) fly`

(ˈtsɛt si, ˈtɛt-, ˈtsi tsi, ˈti-)
n.
any of several bloodsucking African flies of the genus Glossina, including some that are vectors of trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness and other diseases.
Also called tset′se.
[1860–65; < Tswana tsètsè fly]

tse·tse fly

(tsĕt′sē)
Any of several bloodsucking African flies that often carry and transmit the protozoans that cause sleeping sickness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tsetse fly - bloodsucking African flytsetse fly - bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
genus Glossina - type genus of the Glossinidae: tsetse flies
Translations

tsetse fly

[ˈtsetsɪflaɪ] Nmosca f tsetsé

tsetse fly

[ˈtsɛtsɪˌflaɪ] nmosca f tse-tse inv

tsetse fly

n. mosca tse-tsé, insecto del sur de África, transmisor de la enfermedad del sueño.