belonging or pertaining to the Muscidae, the family of dipterous insects that includes the common housefly.
any muscid fly.
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How to use muscid in a sentence
With the exception of the enormous family muscid, they are one of the largest families of the Diptera.
The largest of the muscid found in Europe is Echinomyria grossa, which measures about three-quarters of an inch in length.
Acalyptrata: those muscid flies in which alulae are absent or rudimentary.
Basi-proboscis: basal third of the flexed proboscis of muscid flies.
Mediproboscis: the middle third of the flexed proboscis of muscid flies.
British Dictionary definitions for muscid
any fly of the dipterous family Muscidae, including the housefly and tsetse fly
of, relating to, or belonging to the Muscidae
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