muscae volitantes
noun plural Etymology: New Latin, literally, flying flies Date: 1797 floater 6

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  • 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 — …   Википедия

  • muscae volitantes — Floaters; appearance of moving spots before the eyes, arising from remnants of the embryologic hyaloid vascular system in the vitreous humor. [L. pl. of musca, fly; pres. ppl. of volito, to fly to and fro] * * * mus·cae vo·li·tan·tes məs .(k)ē… …   Medical dictionary

  • muscae volitantes — black spots seen floating before the eyes usually due to the presence of opacities in the vitreous humour as it becomes more fluid with age …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • muscae volitantes — /mʌski vɒləˈtæntiz/ (say muskee voluh tanteez) plural noun specks that seem to dance in the air before the eyes, due to defects in the vitreous humour of the eye or other causes. {New Latin: flies flying about} …   Australian English dictionary

  • muscae volitantes —   n. flying flies ; spots, lines, etc., seen before the eyes, caused by particles in the vitreous humour of the eye …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • muscae volitantes — noun spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens floaters seem to drift through the field of vision • Syn: ↑musca volitans, ↑floater, ↑spots • Hypernyms: ↑symptom …   Useful english dictionary

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