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tsetse

División en sílabas: tset·se
Pronunciación: /ˈ(t)setsē/
(also tsetse fly)

Definición de tsetse en inglés:

sustantivo

An African bloodsucking fly that bites humans and other mammals, transmitting sleeping sickness and nagana.
  • Genus Glossina, family Tabanidae: several species
Example sentences
  • It is caused by a protozoan, Trypanosoma brucei, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of a tsetse fly.
  • The tsetse fly transmits sleeping sickness, midges transmits lumpy skin disease and three-day stiff sickness.
  • Due to the altitude, much of the region is free of malarial mosquitoes and the tsetse and other flies that spread human and animal diseases.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Setswana.

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