tsetse

noun /ˈtsɛ.tsɛ/lang=tn
a) Any fly of the genus Glossina, native to Africa, that feeds on human and animal blood; known primarily as a carrier of parasitic trypanosomes.
b) tsetse fly

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  • Tsetse — Tset se, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A venomous two winged African fly ({Glossina morsitans}) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable during… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tsetse — Tsetse, Tsetsefliege (Glossīna morsĭtans Westw.), eine der Stechfliege (s.d.) verwandte Fliegenart des trop. Afrika, die früher für die Ursache der Tsetsekrankheit (Nagana) der Rinder gehalten wurde, jedoch nur, neben andern Stechfliegen, als… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tsetse — Glossina Abb. aus Meyers Lexikon 1888/90 Systematik Unterklasse: Fluginsekten (Pterygota) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tsétsé — Mouche tsé tsé Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mouche …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tsetse — See Glossina. [S. African native name] * * * tset·se t(s)et sē, t(s)ēt , set , sēt n, pl tsetse or tset·ses TSETSE FLY * * * n. a large bloodsucking fly of tropical Africa belonging to the genus Glossina …   Medical dictionary

  • tsetse — noun see tsetse fly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tsetse — see tsetse fly …   English dictionary

  • tsetse — [ tsɛtsi, tɛtsi] (also tsetse fly) noun an African bloodsucking fly which transmits sleeping sickness and other diseases. [Genus Glossina.] Origin C19: from Setswana …   English new terms dictionary

  • tsetse — n. a large bloodsucking fly of tropical Africa belonging to the genus Glossina. Tsetse flies, which have slender forwardly projecting biting mouthparts, feed during the day on humans and other mammals. They transmit the blood parasites that cause …   The new mediacal dictionary

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