muscae volitantes

musca volitans

[muhs-kuh vol-i-tanz]
noun, plural muscae volitantes [muhs-kee vol-i-tan-teez, muhs-ee] . Ophthalmology.
floater ( def 6 ).

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; Latin: fly flying about

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muscae volitantes (ˈmʌsiː vɒlɪˈtæntiːz)
 
pl n
pathol moving black specks or threads seen before the eyes, caused by opaque fragments floating in the vitreous humour or a defect in the lens
 
[C18: New Latin: flying flies]

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muscae volitantes mus·cae vol·i·tan·tes (mŭs'ē vŏl'ĭ-tān'tēz, mŭs'kē)
pl.n.
Floaters.

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