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musca volitans

[muhs-kuh vol-i-tanz]
noun, plural mus·cae vol·i·tan·tes [muhs-kee vol-i-tan-teez, muhs-ee] /ˈmʌs ki ˌvɒl ɪˈtæn tiz, ˈmʌs i/. Ophthalmology.
  1. floater(def 6).
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Origin of musca volitans

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

muscae volitantes

pl n
  1. 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
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Word Origin

C18: New Latin: flying flies
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muscae volitantes in Medicine

muscae volitantes

(mŭsē vŏl′ĭ-tăntēz, mŭskē)
  1. Floaters.
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