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Pronunciation: kă-lif′ō-ră

Definition: 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.

[G. kalli, beauty, + phoros, bearing]

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