- 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
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Historical Examples of myiasis
- infestation of the body by the larvae of flies
- any disease resulting from such infestation
Word Origin for myiasis
C19: New Latin, from Greek muia a fly
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- Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
- A disease resulting from such infestation.
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