Tabanid



noun
1.
any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Tabanidae.
noun
1.
any stout-bodied fly of the dipterous family Tabanidae, the females of which have mouthparts specialized for sucking blood: includes the horseflies

tabanid ta·ba·nid (tə-bā’nĭd, -bān’ĭd)
n.
Any of various bloodsucking dipterous flies of the family Tabanidae, including the horseflies, that are involved in the transmission of several blood-borne parasites.

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