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Meaning of "tsetse fly" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TSETSE FLY

Via Afrikaans from Tswana.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TSETSE FLY

tsetse fly  [ˈtsɛtsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TSETSE FLY

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Tsetse fly is a noun.
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WHAT DOES TSETSE FLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tsetse fly

Tsetse fly

Tsetse, sometimes spelled tzetze and also known as tik-tik flies, are large biting flies that inhabit much of mid-continental Africa between the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts. They live by feeding on the blood of vertebrate animals and are the primary African biological vectors of trypanosomes, which cause human sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomiasis, also known as nagana. Tsetse include all the species in the genus Glossina, which are generally placed in their own family, Glossinidae. Tsetse have been extensively studied because of their disease transmission. These flies are multivoltine, typically producing about four generations yearly, and up to 31 generations total over their entire lifespan. Tsetse are crudely similar to other large flies, such as the housefly, but can be distinguished by various characteristics of their anatomy, two of which are easy to observe. Tsetse fold their wings completely when they are resting so that one wing rests directly on top of the other over their abdomen. Tsetse also have a long proboscis, which extends directly forward and is attached by a distinct bulb to the bottom of their head.

Definition of tsetse fly in the English dictionary

The definition of tsetse fly in the dictionary is any of various bloodsucking African dipterous flies of the genus Glossina, which transmit the pathogens of various diseases: family Muscidae.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TSETSE FLY


antsy
ˈæntsɪ
artsy
ˈɑːtsɪ
artsy-craftsy
ˈɑːtsɪˈkrɑːftsɪ
bankruptcy
ˈbæŋkrʌptsɪ
bitsy
ˈbɪtsɪ
curtsy
ˈkɜːtsɪ
cutesy
ˈkjuːtsɪ
ditzy
ˈdɪtsɪ
footsie
ˈfʊtsɪ
glitzy
ˈɡlɪtsɪ
gutsy
ˈɡʌtsɪ
Nazi
ˈnɑːtsɪ
Orczy
ˈɔːtsɪ
paparazzi
ˌpæpəˈrætsɪ
patsy
ˈpætsɪ
rootsy
ˈruːtsɪ
tootsie
ˈtʊtsɪ
tsotsi
ˈtsɒtsɪ
Uffizi
juːˈfɪtsɪ
Yangtze
ˈjæŋtsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TSETSE FLY

tsaritsa
Tsaritsyn
Tsarskoye Selo
TSB
tschernosem
TSE
Tselinograd
tsesarevich
tsesarevitch
tsesarevna
tsesarewich
tsesarewitch

WORDS THAT END LIKE TSETSE FLY

bee fly
black fly
caddis fly
crane fly
dry fly
fruit fly
hackle fly
let fly
Mediterranean fruit fly
needle fly
on the fly
sedge fly
snake fly
snipe fly
Spanish fly
stable fly
tube fly
tzetze fly
warble fly
wet fly

Synonyms and antonyms of tsetse fly in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «tsetse fly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TSETSE FLY

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The translations of tsetse fly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tsetse fly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

采采蝇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tsetsé mosca
570 millions of speakers

English

tsetse fly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tsetse मक्खी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ذبابة التسي تسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

муха цеце
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mosca tsé-tsé
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টাস্স্স্ মাছি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mouche tsé-tsé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terbang tsetse
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tsetsefliege
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ツェツェバエフライ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

체체 파리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tsetse fly
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bay Glossina
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Tsetse fly
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

त्सेत्से माशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çeçe sineği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mosca tsè-tsè
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

muchy tse-tse
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

муха цеце
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tsetse fly
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μύγα τσε-τσε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tsetsevlieg
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tsetseflugan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Tsetsefluer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tsetse fly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TSETSE FLY»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TSETSE FLY»

Discover the use of tsetse fly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tsetse fly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tsetse Biology and Ecology: Their Role in the Epidemiology ...
This book provides a comprehensive review of this literature. The text is divided into four parts: tsetse biology and ecology, epidemiology, vector control and control of trypanosomosis.
Stephen G. A. Leak, 1999
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International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Tree squirrel - water ...
A tsetse fly pauses after feeding, its abdomen distended and weighed down with blood and its piercing mouthparts hinged forward in the inactive position. TSETSE FLY A newly emerged adult tsetse fly perches near. The name tsetse is  ...
‎2002
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Integrated Tse-tse Fly Control
... the tsetse fly are compelled to retire to them. In general, the essential habitat does not exceed ten per cent of the total habitat. Occasionally, however, situations do occur where the 27 DA Turner & T KGolder Tsetse control by chemical means ...
R. Cavalloro, 1987
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District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries
... up of many different strains and has a close relationship with T. b. brucci. Distribution African trypanosomiasis occurs in rural areas in the tsetse fly areas of sub-Saharan Africa between 14 °N and 20 °S. Tsetse flies are found only in Africa.
Monica Cheesbrough, 2005
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World Regional Geography
Not much larger than the common housefly, the tsetse fly of sub- Saharan Africa packs a wallop. This insect carries two diseases, both known as trypanosomiasis, which are extremely debilitating to people and their domesticated animals.
Joseph Hobbs, 2008
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New Scientist
continued British scientists probe tsetse fly secrets Report calls for more US research on weather modification Dead. The old method of breeding tsetse flies involved strapping cages filled with flies to the shaved flanks of animals usually goats ...
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Encyclopedia of Entomology
Outside of Africa, most people encounter tsetse fly only when reading about the African adventures of European explorers of the nineteenth century. But for inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa, tsetse fly is much more than an interesting insect ...
John L. Capinera, 2008
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Our Earth's Changing Land: A-K
correlated with the distribution of the tsetse fly. Stephen Leak estimates that 46 percent of tropical sub-Saharan Africa is infected with the tsetse fly; this has a direct effect on the suitability of land for livestock. Livestock farmers in sub- Saharan ...
Helmut Geist, 2006
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Livestock Development and Policy in East Africa
The economic importance of tsetse-fly is clearly of a much greater order in Tanzania. The tsetse is a biting and blood-sucking fly whose major hosts are specific wild animals. It is thus misleading to suppose that type of vegetation is the primary ...
Philip Lawrence Raikes, 1981
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Diseases and Disorders
A major risk factor for the illness is contact with the tsetse fly and the presence of environmental factors to support the existence of this vector. Tsetse flies inhabit woody areas along rivers and lakes. People involved in activities such as fishing  ...
Victoria J. Fraser, M.d., Laurence Burd, M.d., Elizabeth Liebson, M.d., 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TSETSE FLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tsetse fly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scientists trying to eradicate the insect which spreads sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa, have found that the tsetse fly has a weakness for the colour blue ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
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When 'Kill The TseTse Fly, Kill The Disease' Doesn't Work
Newswise — Rita Rio in Kenya In 1995, the World Health Organization estimated 60 million people in rural Africa were at risk of a disease known as “sleeping ... «Newswise, Jun 15»
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Irradiating And Eradicating The Tsetse Fly Scourge
he Fear of radiation has come to the tsetse fly, but in this case it's warranted. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), partnering with the Senegalese ... «Forbes, Apr 15»
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Tooth enamel provides clues on tsetse flies and the spread of …
The major deterrent of livestock maintenance in Africa is the presence of the tsetse fly. These insects carry the often fatal disease sleeping sickness, which ... «Phys.Org, Mar 15»
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Tsetse fly: can castration end one of Africa's oldest development …
tsetse fly The economic impact of the tsetse fly on Africa has been estimated to be as much as $4.5bn. Photograph: Science Picture Co/Getty Images/Collection ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
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Zebra stripes are not black and white
Where biting flies are a particular nuisance, stripiness should be more common. ... stripiness to the distribution of the tsetse fly (see this post I wrote last year). «The Guardian, Jan 15»
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Why the tsetse fly might be the cause of Africa's under-development
The carcass of a calf in Tanzania, where vaillagers report huge cattle losses due to the TseTse fly. (Petr Pavlicek /IAEA (CC)) ... «Quartz, Jan 15»
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African farmers are saving their cows with some antelope cologne
The disease is called nagana, and it is caused by a parasite that is spread by the tsetse fly. In humans, the disease causes fever and headaches at first, ... «PRI, Nov 14»
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House fly genome reveals expanded immune system
Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome for the first time, revealing ... said Scott, noting that the house fly's close relative, Glossina morsitans (tsetse fly), ... «Cornell Chronicle, Oct 14»
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Abolishing Tsetse Fly, Carrier of Deadly Sleeping Sickness
The tsetse fly of Africa is a carrier of the deadly sleeping sickness, and ecologist Steven L. Peck from Brigham Young University is working to abolish this fatal ... «Nature World News, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tsetse fly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tsetse-fly>. Sep 2020 ».
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