Tabanid meaning

tə-bānĭd, -bănĭd
Any of various bloodsucking dipteran flies of the family Tabanidae, which includes the horseflies and deerflies.
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Any of a family (Tabanidae) of large, bloodsucking dipterous flies, consisting of horse flies and deer flies.
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Any of various bloodsucking dipteran flies of the family Tabanidae, which includes the horseflies and deerflies.
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Of or pertaining to species of the horsefly family, Tabanidae.
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Origin of tabanid

  • New Latin Tabānidae family name from Latin tabānus horsefly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition