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tsetse (plural tsetses or tsetse)
- Any fly of the genus Glossina, native to Africa, that feeds on human and animal blood; known primarily as a carrier of parasitic trypanosomes.
- 1999, Stephen G. A. Leak, Tsetse Biology and Ecology: Their Role in the Epidemiology and Control of Trypanosomosis, CABI Publishing, page 7:
- Species of Trypanosoma transmitted by tsetse cause diseases of economic importance in humans and domestic animals in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Particularly in North American English, this insect is most commonly referred to as a "tsetse fly." Note: This is also the most common usage in Zimbabwe.
fly of the genus Glossina
- Alternative form of
tsêtsê 9 (plural ditsetse)
- tsetse fly