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Musca

[muhs-kuh] /ˈmʌs kə/
noun, genitive Muscae
[muhs-ee] /ˈmʌs i/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy
1.
the Fly, a small southern constellation between Crux and Chamaeleon.
Origin
< New Latin, Latin: a fly
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Musca

/ˈmʌskə/
noun (Latin genitive) Muscae (ˈmʌskiː)
1.
a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon
Word Origin
Latin: a fly
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muscae in Medicine

Musca Mus·ca (mŭs'kə)
n.
A genus of flies of the family Muscidae that includes M. domestica, the common housefly, a species involved in the transfer of numerous pathogens.

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