Definition of muscid in English:

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muscid

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌsɪd/

noun

Entomology
An insect of the housefly family (Muscidae).
Example sentences
  • Jade spent most of her time chasing muscids and asilids in the drier forested and open rocky areas.
  • Mosquitoes and tabanids bite us, muscids pester us and blow flies get into our meat if it is left open.
  • The influence of sex and parasitism on the muscid longevity was measured using the factor analysis of variance.

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Muscidae (plural), from Latin musca 'fly'.

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