genus Glossina


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Noun1.genus Glossina - type genus of the Glossinidae: tsetse flies
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Glossinidae, Glossinidae - flies closely related to the Muscidae: tsetse flies
glossina, tsetse, tsetse fly, tzetze, tzetze fly - bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.
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The tsetse fly of the genus Glossina is a large, brown biting fly that serves as a vector for the trypanosomes.
Trypanosome protists (Trypanosoma brucei) infect the blood, lymph glands, and central nervous system after inoculation by the bite of the tsetse fly (dipteran flies of the genus Glossina).