Bots (?), n. pl. [Cf. Gael. botus belly worm, boiteag maggot.] Zool.

The larvae of several species of botfly, especially those larvae which infest the stomach, throat, or intestines of the horse, and are supposed to be the cause of various ailments.

[Written also botts.] See Illust. of Botfly.


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