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chrysomyia in Medicine

Chrysomyia Chrys·o·my·ia (krĭs'ə-mī'ə, -yə)
A genus of flies that includes species that cause myiasis in humans.

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  • The screw-worm flies (chrysomyia macellaria) are among the most common and important of these (Fig. 25).

    Insects and Diseases Rennie W. Doane
  • Screw worms (fig. 4) are the maggots of a fly (chrysomyia macellaria), so called from their fancied resemblance to a screw.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Osborn quotes a number of detailed accounts of the attacks of the chrysomyia on man.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

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