horse botfly


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Noun1.horse botfly - parasitic chiefly on horseshorse botfly - parasitic chiefly on horses    
botfly - stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals
Gasterophilus, genus Gasterophilus - type genus of the Gasterophilidae: horse botflies
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In 1924 the Russian-born British biochemist David Keilin (1887-1963) was studying the absorption spectrum of the muscles of the horse botfly, and he noticed four absorption bands that disappeared when the cell suspension was shaken in air but reappeared afterward.