[ mahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˈmaɪ ə sɪs /
noun, plural my·ia·ses [mahy-uh-seez] /ˈmaɪ əˌsiz/. Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
any disease that results from the infestation of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of flies.
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Origin of myiasis
1830–40; < Greek myî(a) fly + -asis
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British Dictionary definitions for myiasis
/ (ˈmaɪəsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
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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Medical definitions for myiasis
[ mī′ə-sĭs, mī-ī′ə-sĭs ]
n. pl. -ses (-sēz)
Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
A disease resulting from such infestation.
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