Muscae
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • MUSCAE — I. MUSCAE dicti Plauto in Mercat. Actu. 2. sc. 3. qui Horatio l. 2. Sat. 8. Umbrae, convivae non invitati, et θράσος verarum Muscarum, Homero iam notatum, imitantes: Hae, quia a templis Bacchi Cererisque non aeque aberant ac ab aede Herculis, in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • muscae — mus·cae (musґe) [L.] plural of musca …   Medical dictionary

  • Muscae — n. constellation that is shaped like a fly (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muscae — mus·cae …   English syllables

  • muscae volitantes — [mus′ē väl΄ə tan′tēz΄, mus′kē] n. 〚L, flying flies〛 specks that appear to float before the eyes, caused by defects or impurities in the vitreous humor; floaters * * * …   Universalium

  • muscae volitantes — [mus′ē väl΄ə tan′tēz΄, mus′kē] n. [L, flying flies] specks that appear to float before the eyes, caused by defects or impurities in the vitreous humor; floaters …   English World dictionary

  • muscae volitantes —    Also known as mouches volantes, floaters, eye floaters, vitreous floaters, flying gnats, and entopsia. Muscae volitantes is Latin for flying flies. Thetermisusedtodenotean* entoptic phenomenon consisting of out of focus black or greyish specks …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Muscae volitantes — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muscae volitantes — noun plural Etymology: New Latin, literally, flying flies Date: 1797 floater 6 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Muscae volitantes — …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”