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Pronunciation: awk′mer-ō-mī′yă

Definition: A genus of bloodsucking botflies found in areas of Central and East Africa (Senegal, Republic of Congo, Tanzania) (family Calliphoridae, order Diptera).

[G. auchmeros, without rain, hence unwashed, squalid, + myia, a fly]

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