Muscoidea

noun plural

Mus·​coi·​dea məs-ˈkȯid-ē-ə How to pronounce Muscoidea (audio)
: a superfamily of dipteran flies including the houseflies and many related flies (as of the families Muscidae, Gasterophilidae, Calliphoridae, and Tachinidae) that have the head freely movable and the abdomen usually oval and bristly
muscoid adjective

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“Muscoidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Muscoidea. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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