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ta·ba·nid  audio  (t-bnd, -bnd) KEY 

NOUN:
Any of various bloodsucking dipterous flies of the family Tabanidae, which includes the horseflies.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin Tabnidae, family name, from Latin tabnus, horsefly

OTHER FORMS:
ta·banid(Adjective)


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