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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 recruited them for Aolo, and being salt-water men they put them on the Sandfly that was lost on the way to the Santa Cruz.
Some herbalists use it to treat a range of afflictions including jaundice, gastritis, gallstones, malaria, sandfly fever, toxaemia arising from drugs and environmental chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, shingles, bladder disorders, renal colic and leukopaenia (diminishing white blood cells) arising from chemotherapy.
Mark Russell was unaware he'd first contracted the potentially deadly parasitic infection from a sandfly back in 2014.
Sandfly fever, sometimes known as pappataci fever or Phlebotomus fever, is a vector transmitted viral illness with a history of affecting naive military formations that travel through or fight in areas where the infection is endemic.
Evaluation of neem oil as sandfly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) repellent in an oriental sore endemic area in Rajasthan.
Two groups correspond to recognized species: Sandfly fever Naples virus (including sandfly fever Naples [SFNV], Massilia, Tehran, and Toscana [TOSV] viruses) and Salehabad virus (including Salehabad and Arbia viruses).
It is caused by a parasite transmitted by a tiny sandfly which leads to severe scarring of the spot bitten by the fly.
Sandfly fever, also known as 'three-day fever' or 'pappataci fever' or 'Phlebotomus fever' is a viral infection that causes self-limited influenza-like symptoms and characterized by a rapid onset.
Leishmania organisms are intracellular protozoan parasites that are transmitted to a mammalian host by the bite of the female phlebotomine sandfly.
The identification of sandfly species, from an area of Argentina with endemic leishmaniasis, by the PCR-based analysis of the gene coding for 18s ribosomal RNA.
The disease is caused by a flagellated protozoan, leishmania donovani, injected into the human host by the bite of female phlebotamine sandfly.
He said that this disease is more common in adult males because they tend to be more exposed to the sandfly.