TITLE

midge

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1363
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "midge" is presented. The term refers to small, gnatlike flies including those from the families Chironomidae and Ceratopogonidae. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided in the reference entry.
ACCESSION #
21236064

 

Related Articles

  • fly.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p816 

    A definition of the medical term "fly" is presented. Fly refers to an insect belonging to the order Diptera, characterized by sucking mouth parts, one pair of wings, and complete metamorphosis, such as the housefly, horsefly, or deerfly. The term sometimes applied to insects belonging to other...

  • housefly.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1013 

    A definition of the medical term "housefly" is presented, which refers to a fly belonging to the order Diptera.

  • mosquito.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1388 

    A definition of the medical term "mosquito" is presented. Mosquito refers to a blood-sucking insect belonging to the order Diptera, family Culicidae. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.

  • Sarcophagidae.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1944 

    A definition of the term "sarcophagidae" is presented. It refers to the family of the order Diptera that includes the flesh flies. Females' eggs or larvae are deposited on the decaying flesh of dead animals. Larvae of Sarcophaga and Wohlfahrtia frequently infest open sores and wounds of humans,...

  • Culicidae.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p512 

    A definition of the medical term "culicidae" is presented, which means a family of insects belonging to the order Diptera including the mosquitoes.

  • Diptera.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p607 

    A definition of the medical term "diptera" is presented. Diptera refers to an order of insects characterized by sucking or piercing mouth parts, one pair of wings, and complete metamorphosis. It includes the flies, gnats, midges, and mosquitoes. It contains many species involved in the...

  • Drosophila.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p636 

    A definition of the medical term "drosophila " is presented. Drosophila refers to a genus of flies belonging to the order Diptera. It includes the common fruit flies. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F. A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is...

  • Eristalis.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p734 

    A definition of the medical term "eristalis" is presented. Eristalis refers to a genus of flies belonging to the family Syrphidae. The larva, called rat-tailed maggot may cause intestinal myiasis in humans. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A....

  • gadfly.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p843 

    A definition of the term "gadfly" is presented. Gadfly is a fly belonging to the family Tabanidae that lays eggs under the skin of its victim, causing swelling simulating a boil. Multiple furuncles appear with hatching of larvae. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics