tachina fly


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tach·i·na fly

 (tăk′ə-nə)
n.

[New Latin Tachina, type genus; see tachinid.]
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tachina fly

(ˈtækɪnə)
n
(Animals) any bristly fly of the dipterous family Tachinidae, the larvae of which live parasitically in caterpillars, beetles, hymenopterans, and other insects
[C19: via New Latin Tachina, from Greek takhinos swift, from takhos fleetness]
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tach′i•na fly`

(ˈtæk ə nə)
n.
any of numerous bristly flies of the family Tachinidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on other insects.
[1885–90; < New Latin Tachina < Greek tachinḗ, feminine of tachinós swift]
tach′i•nid, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tachina fly - bristly fly whose larvae live parasitically in caterpillars and other insectstachina fly - bristly fly whose larvae live parasitically in caterpillars and other insects; important in control of noxious insects
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
family Tachinidae, Tachinidae - parasites on other insects
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