Definition of Dermatobia

1. Noun. Larvae live under the skin of domestic mammals and humans.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dermatobia
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Cuterebridae, Family Cuterebridae
Member holonyms: Dermatobia Hominis, Human Botfly

Medical Definition of Dermatobia

1. A genus of flies (family Oestridae) found in tropical America. Origin: dermato-+ G. Bios, way of living (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermatobia

Derbyshire spar
Dercum's disease
Dermacentor albopictus
Dermacentor andersoni
Dermacentor nitens
Dermacentor occidentalis
Dermacentor reticulatus
Dermacentor variabilis
Dermanyssus gallinae
Dermatobia cyaniventris
Dermatobia hominis
Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
Dermatophilus congolensis
Dermochelys coriacea
Derris elliptica

Literary usage of Dermatobia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"The dermatobia flies in tropical America take the place of our species of Hypoderma, and their larvae live in the skin of mammals, as well as of human ..."

2. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"Mosquitoes and dermatobia In many parts of tropical America where the man-infesting botfly, dermatobia hominis (see Chap. XXVII, pp. ..."

3. Introduction to Infectious and Parasitic Diseases: Including Their Cause and by Millard Langfeld (1907)
"... dermatobia •, mi T ,• • •> •> <• The larvae of this fly are also common ... dermatobia ..."

4. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"X .6. notably dermatobia hominis Gmelin = dermatobia ... dermatobia hominis Gmelin 1 is commonly found in Central and South America and Mexico. ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1921)
"Matas, R.: Report of the case of a patient from whose subcutaneous tissue three larvae of a species of dermatobia were removed, with remarks. ..."

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