genus Oestrus

noun
type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
Syn: ↑Oestrus
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus
Member Meronyms: ↑sheep botfly, ↑sheep gadfly, ↑Oestrus ovis

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  • Oestrus (genus) — Oestrus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta …   Wikipedia

  • Oestrus (Genus) — Taxobox name = Oestrus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Hexapoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo = Endopterygota| ordo = Diptera subordo = Brachycera infraordo = Muscomorpha zoosectio =… …   Wikipedia

  • Oestrus ovis — Gadfly Gad fly (g[a^]d fl[imac] ), n.; pl. {Gadflies}. [Gad + fly.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any dipterous insect of the genus {Oestrus}, and allied genera of botflies. [1913 Webster] Note: The sheep gadfly ({Oestrus ovis}) deposits its young in the nostrils… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oestrus — noun /ˈiːstɹəs/ a) A biting fly of the genus Oestrus; a botfly. , 2001: ‘It’s the supremely human act, freely to fuck, not because you are on heat, or in oestrus, like an animal, but to give and receive pleasure.’ David Lodge, Thinks... , Chinese …   Wiktionary

  • Oestrus ovis — noun larvae are parasitic on sheep • Syn: ↑sheep botfly, ↑sheep gadfly • Hypernyms: ↑botfly • Member Holonyms: ↑Oestrus, ↑genus Oestrus …   Useful english dictionary

  • OEstrus — [OE]s trus, n. [L., a gadfly; also, frenzy, fr. Gr. ? gadfly; hence, sting, fury, insane desire, frenzy.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of gadflies. The species which deposits its larv[ae] in the nasal cavities of sheep is {[oe]strus ovis}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oestrus ovis — OEstrus [OE]s trus, n. [L., a gadfly; also, frenzy, fr. Gr. ? gadfly; hence, sting, fury, insane desire, frenzy.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of gadflies. The species which deposits its larv[ae] in the nasal cavities of sheep is {[oe]strus ovis}. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oestrus — [17] Greek oistros had an extraordinarily wide range of meanings, from ‘madness, frenzy’ through ‘sting’ to ‘gadfly’, and including also ‘breeze’. If, as has been suggested, it is related to Latin īra ‘anger’ (source of English ire [13]),… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • oestrus — [17] Greek oistros had an extraordinarily wide range of meanings, from ‘madness, frenzy’ through ‘sting’ to ‘gadfly’, and including also ‘breeze’. If, as has been suggested, it is related to Latin īra ‘anger’ (source of English ire [13]),… …   Word origins

  • Oestrus — A genus of tissue invading flies that cause myiasis in sheep; the head botflies in the family Oestridae. O. ovis (a nose fly) is a grayish brown, robust, hairy, beelike botfly, imported from Europe, and now a serious pest in parts of the U.S.;… …   Medical dictionary

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