muscae volitantes

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

Definition of muscae volitantes

  1. :  floater 6

Origin and Etymology of muscae volitantes

New Latin, literally, flying flies


First Known Use: 1753


Medical Dictionary

muscae volitantes

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

Medical Definition of muscae volitantes

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


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