Common name for flies of the family Tabanidae. [L. tabanus, gadfly]

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tab·a·nid 'tab-ə-nid, tə-'ban-id adj of or relating to the family Tabanidae
tabanid n any fly (as a horsefly) of the family Tabanidae

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tab·a·nid (tabґə-nid) any member of the family Tabanidae; called also gadfly or gad fly and horsefly.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • tabanid — [tab′ə nid] n. [< L tabanus, horsefly + ID] any of a family (Tabanidae) of large, bloodsucking dipterous flies, consisting of horse flies and deer flies …   English World dictionary

  • tabanid fly — tabanid …   Medical dictionary

  • tabanid — noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin tabanus horsefly Date: circa 1891 horsefly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tabanid — /tab euh nid, teuh bay nid, ban id/, n. 1. any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Tabanidae. [1890 95; < NL Tabanidae name of the family …   Universalium

  • tabanid — 1. adjective of or pertaining to the horseflies of the family Tabanidae. 2. noun a horsefly …   Wiktionary

  • tabanid — blood sucking insect; gad fly Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • tabanid — tab·a·nid …   English syllables

  • tabanid — tab•a•nid [[t]ˈtæb ə nɪd, təˈbeɪ nɪd, ˈbæn ɪd[/t]] n. ent any bloodsucking fly of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies • Etymology: 1890–95; < NL Tabanidae < Taban(us) a genus (L tabānus gadfly) …   From formal English to slang

  • tabanid — /ˈtæbənɪd/ (say tabuhnid) noun 1. a large bloodsucking dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, especially a horsefly. –adjective 2. belonging or relating to the Tabanidae …  

  • tabanid — I. ˈtabənə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Tabanidae : of or relating to the Tabanidae II. noun ( s) : a fly of the family Tabanidae …   Useful english dictionary

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