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.
All this attention is a far cry from her previous life, living in Burkino Faso in Africa while her husband studied the effects of sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly.
This is partly because the area is prone to infestation by the tsetse fly, making it difficult to keep domestic livestock.
Malaria vectors are responsible for highest levels of mortality and morbidity recorded anywhere in the world; the tsetse fly has dictated the pattern of agropastoral land-use in vast areas of the continent.
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.
Wiggles worthia can live only inside a tsetse fly, and flies deprived of it don't give birth.
The new results suggest that sex is not an optional or rare part of this microbe's life cycle, but probably happens every time two different trypanosomes find themselves together in the same tsetse fly.
Khartoum-26 -6-2013-(SUNA)_ Tsetse fly is a dangerous insect as it carries trypanosoma brucei germ which causes death to cattle and transmits the "Sleeping sickness" to humans , while suspected of causing (Rabies) .
Where do they get this data from and why are they not pursuing the tsetse fly and mosquito?
2010) who found a 3-fold reduction in tsetse fly DNA yield from FTA[TM] cards after 2 mo when DNA was recovered using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) extraction.
HAT is transmitted by the tsetse fly and is fatal without treatment.