Musca
Musca Mus"ca, prop. n.; pl. {Musc[ae]}. [L., a fly.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of dipterous insects, including the common house fly, and numerous allied species. [1913 Webster]

Note: Formerly, a large part of the Diptera were included under the genus {Musca}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated between the Southern Cross and the Pole. [1913 Webster]

{Musc[ae] volitantes}. [L., flying flies.] (Med.) Specks or filaments apparently seen moving or gliding about in the field of vision. Their appearance is often a symptom of disease of the eye, or of disorder of the nervous system. [1913 Webster]


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  • muscă — MÚSCĂ, muşte, s.f. I. 1. Denumire dată mai multor genuri de insecte cu aparatul bucal adaptat pentru supt, dintre care cea mai cunoscută (Musca domestica) trăieşte pe lângă casa omului; p. gener. (pop.) nume dat oricărei insecte mici, zburătoare …   Dicționar Român

  • muşca — MUŞCÁ, muşc, vb. I. l. tranz. A apuca cu dinţii şi a strânge tare (provocând durere, rănind sau sfâşiind). ♢ expr. A şi muşca mâinile (sau degetele) = a) a se căi amarnic; b) a se înfuria. A şi muşca limba (sau buzele) = a şi ascunde un sentiment …   Dicționar Român

  • Musca — (lat. für ‚Fliege‘) steht für: Musca (Gattung), eine Gattung aus der Gruppe der Fliegen Stubenfliege (Musca domestica), eine Art aus der Gattung Musca Fliege (Sternbild), in der Astronomie ein Sternbild des südlichen Himmels Siehe auch: Fliege… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Musca — (lat.), Fliege, Mücke. Muscae hispanĭcae (Spanische Fliegen), so v.w. Kanthariden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Musca — Musca, die Fliege; Muscidae (Fliegen), Familie aus der Ordnung der Zweiflügler; s. Fliegen, S. 692 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Musca — (lat.), die Fliege (s. Fliegen) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • MUSCA — Poetrialyrica, quae epigrammata et odas conscripsit. Cael. Rhodig. l. 14. c. 1 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Musca — [mus′kə] n. [L, a fly: see MIDGE] a S constellation near Crux …   English World dictionary

  • Musca — For the biological Musca genus, see Musca (genus). For the Romanian village of Muşca, see Lupşa. Musca Constellation List of stars in Musca Abbreviation Mus …   Wikipedia

  • Musca — Para el género de insectos que incluye la mosca doméstica, véase Musca (género). Musca Nombre Latino Musca …   Wikipedia Español

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