from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various flies of the family Muscidae, which includes the common housefly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A member of the dipterous family Muscidæ.
- Having the characters of or belonging to the family Muscidæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Any fly of the genus Musca, or family
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- adjective Pertaining to or related to the Muscidae family of
- noun Any
flyof the family Muscidae of insects.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Mediproboscis: the middle third of the flexed proboscis of muscid flies.
Acalyptrata: those muscid flies in which alulae are absent or rudimentary.
Operculum: a lid or covering: in Diptera, the chitinous envelope covering the lower part of the muscid mouth; the labrum-epipharynx of Dimmock: the scutes covering the meso-thoracic stigmata: in
Maxillary tendons: two slender rods in basal third of the muscid proboscis the remnant of the palpifer, to which muscles for flexing the proboscis are attached: see lora.
Basi-proboscis: basal third of the flexed proboscis of muscid flies.