flyblow

1 of 2

noun

fly·​blow ˈflī-ˌblō How to pronounce flyblow (audio)

flyblow

2 of 2

verb

flyblew; flyblown

transitive verb

1
2
: to deposit eggs or young larvae of a flesh fly or blowfly in

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1556, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flyblow was in 1556

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Cite this Entry

“Flyblow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flyblow. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

flyblow

1 of 2 transitive verb
fly·​blow -ˌblō How to pronounce flyblow (audio)
flyblew; flyblown
: to deposit eggs or young larvae of a flesh fly or blowfly in

flyblow

2 of 2 noun
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