[krĭs′ə-mīə, -yə]


A genus of flies that includes species that cause myiasis in humans.

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Examples from the Web for chrysomyia

Historical Examples of chrysomyia

  • The screw-worm flies (Chrysomyia macellaria) are among the most common and important of these (Fig. 25).

    Insects and Diseases

    Rennie W. Doane

  • Osborn quotes a number of detailed accounts of the attacks of the Chrysomyia on man.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • Screw worms (fig. 4) are the maggots of a fly (Chrysomyia macellaria), so called from their fancied resemblance to a screw.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture