muscid

muscid
/mus"id/, adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the Muscidae, the family of dipterous insects that includes the common housefly.
n.
2. any muscid fly.
[1890-95; < NL Muscidae name of the family. See MUSCA, -ID2]

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  • Muscid — Mus cid, n. Any fly of the genus Musca, or family {Muscid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muscid — [mus′id] adj. [< ModL Muscidae < L musca, a fly: see MIDGE] of the family (Muscidae) of two winged dipteran insects that includes the common housefly n. a muscid insect …   English World dictionary

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  • múscid — mús|cid Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • muscid — n. any insect belonging to the Muscidae family, a type of fly (including the housefly) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • muscid — mus·cid …   English syllables

  • muscid —   a.,n. (a member) of the family including the housefly …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • muscid — I. ˈməsə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Muscidae : of or relating to the Muscidae II. noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Muscid …   Useful english dictionary

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