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Medical Term:

Glossina

Pronunciation: glo-si'na

Definition: A genus of bloodsucking Diptera (tsetse flies) confined to Africa; they serve as vectors of the pathogenic trypanosomes that cause various forms of African sleeping sickness in humans and in domestic and wild animals.

[G. glossa, tongue]

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