[ muhs-kuh ]
/ ˈmʌs kə /

noun, genitive Mus·cae [muhs-ee] /ˈmʌs i/. Astronomy.

the Fly, a small southern constellation between Crux and Chamaeleon.

Origin of Musca

< New Latin, Latin: a fly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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Medicine definitions for musca


[ mŭskə ]


A genus of flies of the family Muscidae that includes M. domestica, the common housefly, a species involved in the transfer of numerous pathogens.
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