Definition of Gasterophilidae
1. Noun. Horse botflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Member holonyms: Gasterophilus, Genus Gasterophilus
Medical Definition of Gasterophilidae
1. A family of botflies (or warble flies) that produce enteric myiasis in members of the horse family (genus Gasterophilus), in rhinoceroses (genus Gyrostigma), and in elephants (genera Cobboldia, Platycobboldia, and Rodhainomyia) Synonym: Gastrophilidae. Origin: G. Gaster, belly, stomach, + philos, fond (05 Mar 2000)
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