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musca volitans

[muhs-kuh vol-i-tanz] /ˈmʌs kə ˈvɒl ɪˌtænz/
noun, plural muscae volitantes
[muhs-kee vol-i-tan-teez, muhs-ee] /ˈmʌs ki ˌvɒl ɪˈtæn tiz, ˈmʌs i/ (Show IPA).
floater (def 6).
Origin of musca volitans
< New Latin; Latin: fly flying about Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for muscae volitantes

muscae volitantes

/ˈmʌsiː vɒlɪˈtæntiːz/
plural noun
(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
Word Origin
C18: New Latin: flying flies
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muscae volitantes in Medicine

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

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