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tse·tse fly(tsĕ′tsē, tsē′-)
Any of various two-winged bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina of sub-Saharan Africa that transmit the trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
[Afrikaans, from Sotho (Tswana) tsêtsê.]
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tsetse fly(ˈtsɛtsɪ) or
(Animals) any of various bloodsucking African dipterous flies of the genus Glossina, which transmit the pathogens of various diseases: family Muscidae
[C19: via Afrikaans from Tswana]
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(or tzet′ze) fly`(ˈtsɛt si, ˈtɛt-, ˈtsi tsi, ˈti-)
any of several bloodsucking African flies of the genus Glossina, including some that are vectors of trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness and other diseases.Also called tset′se.
[1860–65; < Tswana tsètsè fly]
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Any of several bloodsucking African flies that often carry and transmit the protozoans that cause sleeping sickness.
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|Noun||1.||tsetse fly - bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.|
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
genus Glossina - type genus of the Glossinidae: tsetse flies
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tsetse fly[ˈtsetsɪflaɪ] N → mosca f tsetsé
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n. mosca tse-tsé, insecto del sur de África, transmisor de la enfermedad del sueño.
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