Examples of maggot in a Sentence
The rotten meat was infested with maggots.
the last maggot he got in his head resulted in a disastrous extramarital affair
Recent Examples of maggot from the Web
Spunik, who was deaf and blind, was in extreme distress, had matted fur and extreme dental decay, was covered in maggots and tied up with a cable tether without shelter, according to the release.
What kind of a sad little maggot would treasure itself?
Investigators responding to the scene found maggots had infested his bed.
These maggots are especially efficient at converting protein into body mass, making them a good choice for processing waste food.
Then maggots started coming out of the living room carpet.
Then maggots started coming out of the living-room carpet.
After hatching, the maggots bore throughout the apple, creating irregular, winding tunnels that turn brown, eventually rendering the fruit inedible.
Mathis suggested medical maggots, which eat necrotic flesh.
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Origin and Etymology of maggot
Middle English magot, probably alteration of mathek, maddok; akin to Middle Low German mēdeke maggot, Old Norse mathkr, Old English matha
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
MAGGOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of maggot for English Language Learners
: an insect that looks like a small worm and that is a young form of a fly
MAGGOT Defined for Kids
Definition of maggot for Students
: a legless grub that is the larva of a fly (as a housefly)
Medical Definition of maggot
: a soft-bodied legless grub that is the larva of a dipteran fly (as the housefly) and develops usually in decaying organic matter or as a parasite in plants or animals
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