Musca

noun
Mus·​ca | \ ˈməs-kə How to pronounce Musca (audio) \

Medical Definition of Musca

: a genus of flies that is the type of the family Muscidae and is now restricted to the common housefly (M. domestica) and closely related flies

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“Musca.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Musca. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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