musca volitans

[ muhs-kuh vol-i-tanz ]
/ ˈmʌs kə ˈvɒl ɪˌtænz /

noun, plural mus·cae vol·i·tan·tes [muhs-kee vol-i-tan-teez, muhs-ee] /ˈmʌs ki ˌvɒl ɪˈtæn tiz, ˈmʌs i/. Ophthalmology.

Words nearby musca volitans

Origin of musca volitans

< New Latin; Latin: fly flying about
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British Dictionary definitions for muscae volitantes

muscae volitantes
/ (ˈmʌsiː vɒlɪˈtæntiːz) /

pl n

pathol moving black specks or threads seen before the eyes, caused by opaque fragments floating in the vitreous humour or a defect in the lens

Word Origin for muscae volitantes

C18: New Latin: flying flies
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Medical definitions for muscae volitantes

muscae volitantes
[ mŭsē vŏl′ĭ-tăntēz, mŭskē ]

pl.n.

Floaters.
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