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[mahy-uh-sis] /ˈmaɪ ə sɪs/
noun, plural myiases
[mahy-uh-seez] /ˈmaɪ əˌsiz/ (Show IPA).
Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
any disease that results from the infestation of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of flies.
Origin of myiasis
1830-40; < Greek myî(a) fly + -asis Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
infestation of the body by the larvae of flies
any disease resulting from such infestation
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek muia a fly
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myiasis in Medicine

myiasis my·ia·sis (mī'ə-sĭs, mī-ī'ə-sĭs)
n. pl. -ses (-sēz)

  1. Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.

  2. A disease resulting from such infestation.

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