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muscid

[ muhs-id ]
/ ˈmʌs ɪd /
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adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Muscidae, the family of dipterous insects that includes the common housefly.

noun

any muscid fly.

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Origin of muscid

First recorded in 1890–95, muscid is from the New Latin word Muscidae name of the family. See Musca, -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for muscid

muscid
/ (ˈmʌsɪd) /

noun

any fly of the dipterous family Muscidae, including the housefly and tsetse fly

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Muscidae
C19: via New Latin from Latin musca fly
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