• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stagworm stăg"wûrm` (Zoöl) The larva of any species of botfly which is parasitic upon the stag, such as Œstrus actæon, or Hypoderma actæon, which burrows beneath the skin, and Cephalomyia auribarbis, which lives in the nostrils.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stagworm The larva of one of several bot-flies which infest the stag. There are 12 species, 6 of which (all of the genus Hypoderma) inhabit the subcutaneous tissue of the back and loins; the others (belonging to the genera Cephenomyia and Pharyngomyia) infest the nose and throat.
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