Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
  • n. A disease resulting from infestation of tissue by fly larvae.

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  • n. The infestation of a living vertebrate by maggots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The infestation of human beings by dipterous and other insect larva).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation

Etymologies

Greek muia, mūa, fly + -iasis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek μυῖα (muia, "fly"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This rare and quite disgusting condition is known as myiasis, an infection or infestation of the body of animals and more rarely, humans, with the larva of botflies and

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  • I uncovered a few documented cases in medical journals of black soldier fly intestinal myiasis, which is when undigested larvae make your intestines their new home.

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  • ▪ Risk of enteric myiasis: intestinal larval infection.

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  • Mansour al-Qadasi, director-general of the GDAHVQ, said the screwworm fly, which causes myiasis, thrives in mild conditions with a specific level of humidity, preferring areas with plants.

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  • The process is meant to prevent myiasis, or "fly-strike," in which fly larvae infest and feed on the skin.

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  • Zumpt proposed an alternative called "rectal myiasis".

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  • A dirty environment is one of the factors responsible for the spread of the screwworm fly, according to experts SANAA, 11 January 2009 (IRIN) - The General Department for Animal Health and Veterinary Quarantine (GDAHVQ) in Yemen's Ministry of Agriculture has deployed 21 field teams in the northeast to combat a new outbreak of myiasis, an infestation of human or animal tissue with fly larvae (maggots). near the border with Saudi Arabia in December 2007.

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  • When a field team finishes fighting myiasis in one area, it can be surprised by its appearance in another area, "al-Sirmi said.

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