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bot·flyalso bot fly (bŏt′flī′)
Any of various stout dipteran flies of the family Oestridae, having larvae that are parasitic on mammals, including livestock and sometimes humans.
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n, pl -flies
(Animals) any of various stout-bodied hairy dipterous flies of the families Oestridae and Gasterophilidae, the larvae of which are parasites of humans, sheep, and horses
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n., pl. -flies.
any of several flies of the families Oestridae, Gasterophilidae, and Cuterebridae, the larvae of which are parasitic in the skin or other parts of various mammals.
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|Noun||1.||botfly - stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals|
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
Dermatobia hominis, human botfly - large tropical American fly; parasitic on humans and other mammals
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