cattle grub


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cattle grub

n.
The larva of a warble fly that parasitizes cattle and causes a boillike swelling under the hide.

cat′tle grub`


n.
the larva or adult of a warble fly, esp. Hypoderma lineatum, a common pest of cattle in North America.
[1925–30]
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Detection of circulating hypodermin C: an antigen capture ELISA for diagnosis of cattle grub (Diptera: Oestridae) infestations.