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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tachina \Tach"i*na\, n.; pl. Tachinae. [NL., fr. Gr. tachino`s, for tachy`s swift.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Diptera belonging to Tachina and allied genera. Their larvae are external parasites of other insects. [1913 Webster]