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Meaning of tabanid

tab•a•nid

Pronunciation: (tab'u-nid, tu-bā'nid, -ban'id), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Tabanidae.
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