Lucilia

noun

Lu·​cil·​ia lü-ˈsil-ē-ə How to pronounce Lucilia (audio)
: a genus of blowflies whose larvae are sometimes the cause of intestinal myiasis and infest open wounds

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“Lucilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lucilia. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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