Definition of Botfly

1. Noun. Stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals.




Definition of Botfly

1. n. A dipterous insect of the family (Estridæ, of many different species, some of which are particularly troublesome to domestic animals, as the horse, ox, and sheep, on which they deposit their eggs. A common species is one of the botflies of the horse (Gastrophilus equi), the larvæ of which (bots) are taken into the stomach of the animal, where they live several months and pass through their larval states. In tropical America one species sometimes lives under the human skin, and another in the stomach. See Gadfly.

Definition of Botfly

1. Noun. One of several dipterous insects of the family Oestridae, some of which are particularly troublesome to domestic animals on which they deposit their eggs. ¹

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Definition of Botfly

1. a type of fly [n -FLIES]

Medical Definition of Botfly

1. A dipterous insect of the family (Estridae, of many different species, some of which are particularly troublesome to domestic animals, as the horse, ox, and sheep, on which they deposit their eggs. A common species is one of the botflies of the horse (Gastrophilus equi), the larvae of which (bots) are taken into the stomach of the animal, where they live several months and pass through their larval states. In tropical America one species sometimes lives under the human skin, and another in the stomach. See Gadfly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Botfly

botches
botchier
botchiest
botchily
botching
botchings
botchy
bote
botel
boteless
botels
boten
botete
botetes
botflies
botfly (current term)
both
both(a)
both-hands
bothan
bothans
bothe
bother
botheration
botherations
botherder
botherders
bothered
botherer
botherers

Literary usage of Botfly

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1. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"... (ESTRUS (GADFLY, or botfly). A disease of not uncommon occurrence in Central and South America, exceptionally met with elsewhere, caused by invasion of ..."

2. Report by Philippines Bureau of Health, Philippines Health Service, Philippines Bureau of Health, 1932-1935 (1908)
"THE MANILA WAXES botfly. The Municipal Board has received many complaints during the past year on account of the character of the water which is supplied by ..."

3. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"The lumps seen on the backs of cattle in the late winter and spring show the presense of botfly larvae, or grubs, and the pests should be removed, ..."

4. The Principles of Agriculture for High Schools by John Henry Gehrs (1919)
"—The larva: of the botfly. They reduce the vigor and life of the horse. Bots are due to the botfly. The botfly deposits its yellow eggs in the inner cannon ..."

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