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Musca

[ muhs-kuh ]
/ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for Musca

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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Medical definitions for Musca

Musca
[ mŭskə ]

n.
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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