tsetse fly, tsetse, tzetze fly, tzetze, glossina(noun)
bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.
Any fly of the genus Glossina, native to Africa, that feeds on human and animal blood; known primarily as a carrier of parasitic trypanosomes.
Origin: From tsetse.
a venomous two-winged African fly (Glossina morsitans) whose bite is very poisonous, and even fatal, to horses and cattle, but harmless to men. It renders extensive districts in which it abounds uninhabitable during certain seasons of the year
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tset′sē, n. a dipterous insect of South Africa (Glossina morsitans), not much larger than the common house-fly, brownish, with four yellow bars across the abdomen, strangely limited within sharply defined areas or 'fly-belts.' Its bite is fatal to the ox, horse, and dog.
sestet, teests, testes
The numerical value of tsetse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of tsetse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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