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2 definitions found
 for Phlebotomus papatasii
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  phlebotomus \phlebotomus\ n.
     1. A mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand
        fly Phlebotomus papatasii.
  
     Syn: sandfly fever, pappataci fever.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. [Capitalized] A genus of small blood-sucking mothlike sand
        flies.
  
     Syn: genus Phlebotomus.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Phlebotomus papatasii
      n 1: any of various small dipterous flies; bloodsucking females
           can transmit sandfly fever and leishmaniasis [syn: sand
           fly, sandfly, Phlebotomus papatasii]

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