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bot 1

also bott  (bŏt)
1. The parasitic larva of a botfly.
2. bots(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A disease of mammals, especially cattle and horses, caused by infestation of the stomach or intestines with botfly larvae.

[Middle English, probably of Low German origin.]

bot 2

1. A software program, such as a spider, that performs automated tasks on the internet.
2. A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as in participating in chatroom or IRC discussions.
3. Informal A robot.

[Short for robot.]


(Veterinary Science) (functioning as singular) a digestive disease of horses and some other animals caused by the presence of botfly larvae in the stomach