muscae volitantes

plural noun
mus·​cae vo·​li·​tan·​tes | \ˈməs-ˌkē-ˌvä-lə-ˈtan-ˌtēz, ˈmə-ˌsē-\

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First Known Use of muscae volitantes

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muscae volitantes

New Latin, literally, flying flies

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muscae volitantes

noun plural
mus·​cae vo·​li·​tan·​tes | \ˈməs-ˌ(k)ē-ˌväl-ə-ˈtan-ˌtēz \

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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