sandfly

sandfly
A small, biting, dipterous midge of the genus Phlebotomus or Lutzomyia; a vector of leishmaniasis.

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n.
a small hairy fly of the widely distributed genus Phlebotomus. Adult sandflies rarely exceed 3 mm in length and have long slender legs. The blood-sucking females of certain species transmit various diseases, including leishmaniasis, sandfly fever, and bartonellosis.

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sand·fly (sandґfli) 1. any of various two-winged flies of the families Heleidae, Simuliidae, and Psychodidae. 2. more specifically, any fly of the genus Phlebotomus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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