Definition of Calliphora
1. Noun. Type genus of the Calliphoridae: blowflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Calliphoridae, Family Calliphoridae
Member holonyms: Blow Fly, Blowfly
Medical Definition of Calliphora
1. A genus of blowflies (family Calliphoridae, order Diptera), the bluebottle flies, the larvae of which feed on dead flesh. Calliphora vomitoria and Calliphora vicina are common species in the U.S. Origin: G. Kalli, beauty, + phoros, bearing (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calliphora
Literary usage of Calliphora
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"calliphora vomitoria Linnaeus This larva appears to be identical with that of ... 27 and 28). The habits are about the same. Fio. 27.—Larva of calliphora ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1898)
"1 present in calliphora -vomitoria and erythrocephala. Two marginal scutellar macrochaetae are normally present in calliphora and some related genera. ..."