tzetze fly

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tzetze fly

(Animals) a variant spelling of tsetse fly
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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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Noun1.tzetze fly - bloodsucking African flytzetze 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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