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Definition of "tsetse" [tset•se]

  • Any fly of the genus Glossina, native to Africa, that feeds on human and animal blood; known primarily as a carrier of parasitic trypanosomes. (noun)

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Use "tsetse" in a sentence
  • "As Dr.P. J. du Toit, of the South African Veterinary Services, said in London, last month (September), when showing a colour-sound film of the spraying of tsetse-infested lands with DDT from the air: "The tsetse is the biggest problem in Africa"."
  • "Senegal to South Africa known as the tsetse-fly belt."
  • "Another objection to traveling on either bank of the river was the prevalence of the tsetse, which is so abundant that the inhabitants can keep no domestic animals except goats."
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