Definition of Tsetse

1. Noun. Bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc..

Exact synonyms: Glossina, Tsetse Fly, Tzetze, Tzetze Fly
Generic synonyms: Fly
Group relationships: Genus Glossina



Definition of Tsetse

1. n. A venomous two-winged African fly (Glossina morsitans) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable during certain seasons of the year.

Definition of Tsetse

1. Noun. Any fly of the genus ''Glossina'', native to Africa, that feeds on human and animal blood; known primarily as a carrier of parasitic trypanosomes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tsetse

1. an African fly [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tsetse

1. A venomous two-winged African fly (Glossina morsitans) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable during certain seasons of the year. Alternative forms: tzetze, and tsetze. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tsetse

tschakmeck
tscheffkinite
tscheffkinites
tschego
tschegos
tschermakite
tschermakites
tschermigite
tschernichite
tschinke
tschinkes
tschk
tsebe
tsessebe
tsessebes
tsetse (current term)
tsetse flies
tsetse fly
tsetses
tshatshke
tshatshkes
tsheg
tshegs
tsigane
tsiganes
tsimbl
tsimbls
tsimmes
tsine
tsipouro

Literary usage of Tsetse

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1904)
"The only known carrier of the disease is the tsetse-fly ... The tsetse-fly resembles in size the small house fly, but, when resting, its wings close over ..."

2. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"The tsetse flies'are commonly regarded as the world's most dangerous insects ... Fortunately, however, the tsetse flies are found solely in Africa and there ..."

3. Lake Ngami, Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings by Charles John Andersson, John Charles Frémont (1857)
"The tsetse is found chiefly in the bush, or amongst the reeds, ... In size the tsetse is somewhat less than the common blue fly that settles on meat; ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1906)
"It is a curious fact that among all the blood-sucking flies the tsetse-fly alone has this power, and up to the present the cause of this has not been ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"In all tsetse-flies the proboscis in the living insect is entirely concealed by the palpi, ... The proboscis of tsetse-flics is without the paired piercing ..."

6. 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)
"Glossina (tsetse Flies). Eight different species of tsetse fly are known.1 They ... "Supplementary Notes on the tsetse Flies," Mem, XIII. Liv. Sch. Trop. ..."

7. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of by David Livingstone (1858)
"We passed through the patch of the tsetse, which exists between Linyanti and Sesheke, by night. The majority of the company went on by daylight, ..."

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