What is another word for tsetse?

Pronunciation: [tsˈɛtsi] (IPA)

Tsetse flies are a notorious group of insects that are known for transmitting sleeping sickness to humans and livestock. The word "tsetse" has a few synonyms that can be used interchangeably in various contexts. Some of these synonyms include "glossina," "tzetze," and "tzitzis," all referring to the same group of flies. These synonyms are often used by researchers, scientists, and entomologists who study the ecology and behavior of tsetse flies. Although the word "tsetse" is the most commonly used name, using its synonyms can add variety to language and make communication more effective.

Synonyms for Tsetse:

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

Usage examples for Tsetse

The encampment being outside the tsetse fly area, the party had brought both cattle and horses with them.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
It is probably transmitted from animal to animal solely by the bites of the tsetse fly.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
But take us to some new environment to which we are not accustomed; take us to Panama in the old days of yellow fever, or take us to Africa, and let the tsetse fly bite us, and infect us with "sleeping sickness."
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair

Famous quotes with Tsetse

  • The legends of fieldwork locate all important sites deep in inaccessible jungles inhabited by fierce beasts and restless natives, and surrounded by miasmas of putrefaction and swarms of tsetse flies. (Alternative models include the hundredth dune after the death of all camels, or the thousandth crevasse following the demise of all sled dogs.)
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • An Asian peasant who labors through all of his waking hours, with tools created in Biblical times—a South American aborigine who is devoured by piranha in a jungle stream—an African who is bitten by the tsetse fly—an Arab whose teeth are green with decay in his mouth—these do live with their 'natural environment,' but are scarcely able to appreciate its beauty. Try to tell a Chinese mother, whose child is dying of cholera: 'Should one do everything one can? Of course not.' Try to tell a Russian housewife, who trudges miles on foot in sub-zero weather in order to spend hours standing in line at a state store dispensing food rations, that America is defiled by shopping centers, expressways and family cars.
    Ayn Rand

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