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Hippobosca

Pronunciation: hip'o-bos'ka

Definition: A genus of pupiparous louse flies (family Hippoboscidae) related to the tsetse flies; they are ectoparasites on birds and mammals.

[G. hippos, horse, + boskein, to feed]

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