musca volitans

musca volitans
/mus"keuh vol"i tanz'/, pl. muscae volitantes /mus"kee vol'i tan"teez, mus"ee/. Ophthalm.
floater (def. 6).
[ < NL; L: fly flying about]

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  • musca volitans — mus•ca vol•i•tans [[t]ˈmʌs kə ˈvɒl ɪˌtænz[/t]] n. pl. mus•cae vol•i•tan•tes [[t]ˈmʌs ki ˌvɒl ɪˈtæn tiz, ˈmʌs i[/t]] oph floater 6) • Etymology: < NL; L: a fly flying about …   From formal English to slang

  • musca volitans — 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: ↑muscae volitantes, ↑floater, ↑spots • Hypernyms: ↑symptom * * * /mus keuh vol i tanz /, pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • floater — /floh teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that floats. 2. Informal. a person who is continually changing his or her place of abode, employment, etc. 3. U.S. Politics. a voter not attached to any party, esp. a person whose vote may be purchased. 4. a… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • spots — 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, ↑muscae volitantes, ↑floater • Hypernyms: ↑symptom * * * plural of …   Useful english dictionary

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