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.
References in classic literature ?
Usually, after the lion came the leopard and sometimes the buzz of the tsetse fly.
The Rhodes University alum has been a key member of teams that have crushed the tsetse fly as a public health threat in southern Africa, and which now have a data-enriched handle on the malaria and bilharzia parasites, and have them on the run in many countries.
He further indicated that apart from anthrax, their animals are also suffering from foot and mouth disease and tsetse fly bites, which cause trypanosomiasis and haemorrhagic trypanosomiasis respectively.
About 30 years later, in 1895, the cycle of nagana, a disease of cattle spread by a species of tsetse fly, was uncovered by Sir David Bruce of the British Royal Army Medical Corps, in Zululand.
Sleeping sickness is caused by the Trypanosoma brucei parasite, which is spread by the bite of the tsetse fly.
In a village in western Africa, a tsetse fly bites a human, injecting a swarm of the deadly sleeping sickness-causing parasite Trypanosoma brucei into the bloodstream.
Later in the year, viewing game and the tsetse fly problem improve.
The method has already proven successful in eradicating several pests, including the tsetse fly in Zanzibar and the fruit fly in most of northern Mexico.
To a tsetse fly, a green Land Rover moving slowly through the bush and emitting carbon dioxide is "good enough for government work", which is why our 4x4s attract the attention of the flies the same as an elephant would.
This is partly because the area is prone to infestation by the tsetse fly, making it difficult to keep domestic livestock.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Mining the genome of the disease-transmitting tsetse fly, researchers have revealed the genetic adaptions that allow it to have such unique biology and transmit disease to both humans and animals.