myiasis
noun (plural myiases) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek myia fly — more at midge Date: 1837 infestation with fly maggots

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  • Myiasis — Classification and external resources Cutaneous myiasis in the neck of a human ICD 10 B87 …   Wikipedia

  • myiasis — [mī ī′ə sis] n. [< Gr myia, fly + ASIS] infestation of a body area or cavity by fly maggots …   English World dictionary

  • Myiasis — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 B87. Myiasis, Befall durch Fliegenlarven B87.0 Dermatomyiasis (Hautmadenfraß) B87.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • myiasis — /muy euh sis/, n., pl. myiases / seez /. Pathol., Vet. Pathol. any disease that results from the infestation of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of flies. Also, myasis. [1830 40; < Gk myî(a) fly + ASIS] * * * ▪ maggot infestation… …   Universalium

  • myiasis — Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects. [G. myia, a fly] accidental m. gastrointestinal m. from ingestion of contaminated food. African furuncular m. SYN: cordylobiasis. aural m. inv …   Medical dictionary

  • Myiasis — Fliegenmadenkrankheit * * * Myiasis   [zu griechisch myĩa »Fliege«] die, /...ses, die Fliegenlarvenkrankheit …   Universal-Lexikon

  • myiasis — n. an infestation of a living organ or tissue by maggots. The flies normally breed in decaying animal and vegetable matter; myiasis therefore generally occurs only in regions of poor hygiene, and in most cases the infestations are accidental.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • myiasis — n. [Gr. myia, fly; iasis, morbid condition] A condition deriving from invasion by dipterous larvae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • myiasis — noun The infestation of a living vertebrate by maggots. See Also: myiatic, myiasitic …   Wiktionary

  • myiasis — n. infection in the body caused by infestation of fly larvae (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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