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Pronunciation: ta-ban'i-de

Definition: A family of bloodsucking flies that includes the genera Tabanus (horsefly) and Chrysops (deerfly and mango fly), which are involved in transmission of several blood-borne parasites.

[L. tabanus, gadfly]

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