muscae volitantes

plural noun
mus·​cae vo·​li·​tan·​tes | \ ˈmə-ˌskē-ˌvä-lə-ˈtan-ˌtēz How to pronounce muscae volitantes (audio) , 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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The first known use of muscae volitantes was in 1753

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“Muscae volitantes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscae%20volitantes. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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muscae volitantes

noun plural
mus·​cae vo·​li·​tan·​tes | \ ˈməs-ˌ(k)ē-ˌväl-ə-ˈtan-ˌtēz How to pronounce muscae volitantes (audio) \

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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