muscae volitantes


mus·cae vo·li·tan·tes

noun plural \ˈməs-ˌkē-ˌvä-lə-ˈtan-ˌtēz, ˈmə-ˌsē-\

Definition of MUSCAE VOLITANTES

:  floater 6

Origin of MUSCAE VOLITANTES

New Latin, literally, flying flies
First Known Use: 1797

mus·cae vo·li·tan·tes

noun plural \ˈməs-ˌ(k)ē-ˌväl-ə-ˈtan-ˌtēz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MUSCAE VOLITANTES

: spots before the eyes due to cells and cell fragments in the vitreous body and lens—compare floater

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