Definition of Muscae volitantes

1. Noun. Spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens. "Floaters seem to drift through the field of vision"

Exact synonyms: Floater, Musca Volitans, Spots
Generic synonyms: Symptom



Medical Definition of Muscae volitantes

1. Floaters;appearance of moving spots before the eyes, arising from remnants of the embryologic hyaloid vascular system in the vitreous humor. Origin: L. Pl. Of musca, fly; pres. Ppl. Of volito, to fly to and fro (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscae Volitantes

musangs
musard
musards
musca
musca volitans
muscadel
muscadelle
muscadels
muscadet
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muscadin
muscadine
muscadines
muscadins
muscae
muscae volitantes (current term)
muscales
muscallonge
muscardin
muscardine
muscardines
muscardins
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muscarine
muscarines
muscarinic
muscarinic acetylcholine receptor
muscarinic agonist
muscarinic antagonist

Literary usage of Muscae volitantes

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1. Outlines of the Comparative Physiology and Morphology of Animals by Joseph LeConte (1899)
"Nearly all observers will see specks or clouds or tangled threads in the bright field, slowly gravitating downward. They are called "muscae volitantes ..."

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