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Pronunciation: ge-del'ste-a

Definition: A genus of nasal botflies (family Oestridae) that includes the species Gedoelstia cristata and Gedoelstia haessleri, which parasitize wildebeest, hartebeest, and other African antelopes; may also cause a ophthalmomyiasis in sheep and humans.

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