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Meaning of MUSCA

Pronunciation:  'musku

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  type genus of the Muscidae: houseflies
  2. [n]  a small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon

MUSCA is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: genus Musca
 See Also: arthropod genus, constellation, family Muscidae, housefly, Musca domestica, Muscidae



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mus"ca\, 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.

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

2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated between the
   Southern Cross and the Pole.

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