[ muhs-id ]
/ ˈmʌs ɪd /


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


any muscid fly.

Origin of muscid

First recorded in 1890–95, muscid is from the New Latin word Muscidae name of the family. See Musca, -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for muscid

/ (ˈmʌsɪd) /


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


of, relating to, or belonging to the Muscidae

Word Origin for muscid

C19: via New Latin from Latin musca fly
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