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A fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that sucks the blood of domestic animals and humans.
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(Animals) a blood-sucking muscid fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, that attacks man and domestic animals
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a two-winged fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, having the mouthparts adapted for biting: a common household and stable pest.
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