Definition of Musca

1. Noun. A small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon.

Generic synonyms: Constellation



2. Noun. Type genus of the Muscidae: houseflies.
Exact synonyms: Genus Musca
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Muscidae, Muscidae
Member holonyms: House Fly, Housefly, Musca Domestica

Definition of Musca

1. n. A genus of dipterous insects, including the common house fly, and numerous allied species.

Definition of Musca

1. Proper noun. (constellation) An autumn constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a fly. It lies between the constellations of Carina and Apus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Musca

1. any of a genus of flies [n -CAE]

Medical Definition of Musca

1. Origin: L, a fly. 1. A genus of dipterous insects, including the common house fly, and numerous allied species. Formerly, a large part of the Diptera were included under the genus Musca. 2. A small constellation situated between the Southern Cross and the Pole. Muscae volitantes . [L, flying flies. Specks or filaments apparently seen moving or glinding about in the field of vision. Their appearance is often a symptom of disease of the eye, or of disorder of the nervous system. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musca

murunskite
murus
murva
murvas
murza
murzas
mus
mus rose
musa
musaceous
musal
musang
musangs
musard
musards
musca (current term)
musca volitans
muscadel
muscadelle
muscadels
muscadet
muscadets
muscadin
muscadine
muscadines
muscadins
muscae
muscae volitantes
muscales
muscallonge

Literary usage of Musca

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"musca, Lin. Fab. Only differing from musca proper by the eyes being remarkably distant in both sexes. The ova are sometimes hatched in the venter of the ..."

2. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1901)
"Describes twenty-two species as new, the fourth, dispar, = musca quadrum Fabr. according to Macquart, Hist. Nat. Dipt., II, 295, and Schiner, Fauna Austr., ..."

3. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences by Washington Academy of Sciences (1915)
"musca; its type is musca vomitoria RD. (nee. L.) = musca erythro- cephala Meigen, which species is congeneric with vomitoria L.) musca domestica L. and the ..."

4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1842)
"(To be continued,) Anatomical and Physiological Studies of a Species of musca, ... of the three forms of a 'well known species of musca, the musca ..."

5. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1861)
"... Worm which infests the common Home-Fly (musca domestica) in Bombay. By HJ CARTER, Esq., F.KS. [Plate IA figs. 1-4.] IN November last (1859), ..."

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