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Medical Term:

Siphona irritans

Pronunciation: si-fo'na ir'i-tanz

Definition: The horn fly, a bloodsucking muscoid fly that causes great irritation and annoyance to cattle, and transmits Stephanofilaria stilesi.

[G. siphon, tube]

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