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/ ˈmʌs kə /
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noun, genitive Mus·cae [muhs-ee]. /ˈmʌs i/. Astronomy.
the Fly, a small southern constellation between Crux and Chamaeleon.
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Origin of Musca
<New Latin, Latin: a fly
Words nearby Musca
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How to use Musca in a sentence
The star, called TYC 8998-760-1, is about 300 light-years away in the constellation Musca.This is the first picture of a sunlike star with multiple exoplanets|Lisa Grossman|July 22, 2020|Science News
Its very name, too (Musca domestica), seemed a mockery, dwelling as it did in that vast solitude.
The Ox Fly (Musca bovina), a near relation of the house fly, is also very common.
The Anthomyides resemble the genus Musca very closely in their habits as well as in their organisation.
A fly (Musca domestica) lit on the pane and the pseudoscorpion caught its legs and clung while the fly crawled about.
Just then a large fly, of the genus Musca, made its appearance, and soon became aware of the presence of the scorpion.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series|Philip Henry Gosse
British Dictionary definitions for Musca
/ (ˈmʌskə) /
noun Latin genitive Muscae (ˈmʌskiː)
a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon
Word Origin for Musca
Latin: a fly
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