Meaning of tsetse fly

tset'se fly"

Pronunciation: (tset'sē, tet'-, tsē'tsē, tē'-), [key]
  1. any of several bloodsucking African flies of the genus Glossina, that act as a vector of sleeping sickness and other trypanosome infections of humans and domestic animals.
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