What is another word for glossina?

Pronunciation: [ɡlˈɒsɪnə] (IPA)

Glossina is a genus of biting flies commonly referred to as tsetse flies. These insects are known to cause sleeping sickness in humans and animals. Synonyms for glossina include the term "tzetze," which is an alternate spelling of the word tsetse. Other terms used to describe this genus of flies include "Glossinidae," "glossines," and "tsetse flies." The term "tse-tse" is used in some African countries to refer to these flies, while "mouche tse-tse" is a French term that translates to "tsetse fly." Although there are several synonyms for glossina, all of them refer to the same genus of flies known for their harmful effects on humans and animals.

Synonyms for Glossina:

What are the hypernyms for Glossina?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Glossina?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for glossina (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Glossina?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Glossina

For the glossina morsitans sleeps by night beneath leaves in the bush, and only wakes when disturbed.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign"
Robert Valentine Dolbey
And shortly the time will come, as certainly as this land will support a white population, when the wild game will be exterminated and glossina morsitans will bite no more.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign"
Robert Valentine Dolbey

Related words: Glossina austeni, Glossina palpalis gambiensis, Glossina morsitans morsitans, Glossina pallidipes, Glossina tachinoides, Glossina brevipalpis, Glossina fuscipes fuscipes, Glossina fuscipes fusca

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