myiasis

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noun my·ia·sis \mī-ˈī-ə-səs, mē-\

Definition of myiasis

plural

myiases

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  1. :  infestation with fly maggots

Origin and Etymology of myiasis

New Latin, from Greek myia fly — more at midge


First Known Use: 1839


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myiasis

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noun my·ia·sis \mī-ˈī-ə-səs, mē-\

Medical Definition of myiasis

plural

myiases

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  infestation with fly maggots


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