or my·a·sis

noun, plural my·ia·ses [mahy-uh-seez] /ˈmaɪ əˌsiz/. Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
  1. any disease that results from the infestation of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of flies.

Origin of myiasis

1830–40; < Greek myî(a) fly + -asis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
  1. infestation of the body by the larvae of flies
  2. any disease resulting from such infestation

Word Origin for myiasis

C19: New Latin, from Greek muia a fly
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myasis in Medicine


[mīə-sĭs, mī-īə-sĭs]
n. pl. -ses (-sēz)
  1. Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
  2. A disease resulting from such infestation.
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