Gasterophilidaemedical dictionary

A family of botflies (or warble flies) that produce enteric myiasis in members of the horse family (genus Gasterophilus), in rhinoceroses (genus Gyrostigma), and in elephants (genera Cobboldia, Platycobboldia, and Rodhainomyia)

Synonyms: Gastrophilidae.

Origin: G. Gaster, belly, stomach, + philos, fond

(05 Mar 2000)

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