Definition of Cuterebra
1. Noun. Type genus of the Cuterebridae.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Cuterebridae, Family Cuterebridae
Medical Definition of Cuterebra
1. A genus of botflies with large blue or black bumble-bee-like adults, whose larvae most commonly infest rodents and lagomorphs (hares and rabbits); the larvae develop into large spiny grubs, usually in the subcutaneous connective tissue of the neck. Similar grubs, probably of other species, are not uncommon in cats and are sometimes found in dogs and in humans. Origin: L. Cutis, skin, + terebro, to bore, fr. Terebra, an auger (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuterebra
Literary usage of Cuterebra
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"Treatment.—Castration is the best means of relief, even in the malignant form. PARASITES IN THE SCROTUM AND TESTES. cuterebra Em ..."
2. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1913)
"Mr. Walton said he had bred cuterebra cuniculi in Harris- burg, Pa., ... Probably different species of cuterebra infest different rodents indifferently. ..."