Definitions of bot

  1. botfly larva; typically develops inside the body of a horse or sheep or human Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. See Bots. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. An insect depositing its eggs in the skin. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  4. A bot-fly, or its larva. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The larva of the botfly, which is an internal parasite of animals. Or a robot. thelawdictionary.org
  6. (From "robot") Any typeof autonomous software that operates as an agent for auser or a program or simulates a human activity. On theInternet, the most popular bots are programs (calledspiders or crawlers) used for searching. They access websites, retrieve documents and follow all the hypertextlinks in them; then they generate catalogs that are accessedby search engines.A chatbot converses with humans (or other bots). Ashopbot searches the Web to find the best price for aproduct. Other bots (such as OpenSesame) observe a user'spatterns in navigating a website and customises the site forthat user.Knowbots collect specific information from websites. foldoc_fs
  7. A name applied to various parasitic larvae, especially those of the horse gad-fly (Gastrophilus equi) found in the stomach of the horse. Hence, Bot-fly, any insect whose larvae form bots. na
  8. Parasitic worm; the botts, horse disease caused by it. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  9. The larva of a gadfly, often found in the stomach of a horse. American pocket medical dictionary.
  10. The larva of the Oestrus equi, which infests the stomach of horses and occasionally that of man. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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