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Definition of the noun musca

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noun - plural:

  • musca: muscae
  • Musca: -

  1. a small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • instance of: constellation = a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
  2. type genus of the Muscidae: houseflies


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  2. Musca: The modern constellation Musca is not included in the Three Enclosures and Twenty-Eight Mansions system of traditional Chinese uranography because its stars are too far south for observers in China to know about them prior to the introduction of Western star charts. Based on the work of Xu Guangqi and the German Jesuit missionary Johann Adam Schall von Bell in the late Ming Dynasty, this constellation has been classified under the 23 Southern Asterisms with the names Bee and Sea and Mountain.

Phrases with Musca

  1. Musca Dux
  2. Musca Hoi
  3. Musca Rau
  4. Musca Rex
  5. Musca Tau
  6. Musca Afra
  7. Musca Ater
  8. Musca Atra
  9. Musca Bata
  10. Musca Chui
  11. Musca Coeo
  12. Musca crax
  13. Musca crux
  14. Musca Erro
  15. Musca Fera
  16. Musca frit
  17. Musca Gulo
  18. Musca inda
  19. Musca Lyra
  20. Musca Mano

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Musca

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Google previewTe Ika a Maui (1870)

Or, New Zealand and Its Inhabitants. Illustrating the Orgin, Manners, Customs, Mythology, Religion ... of the Maori and Polynesian Races in General; Together with the Geology, Natural History, Productions, and Climate of the Country by Richard Taylor

The true New Zealand musca is a denizen of the forest, a very fine large fly with a golden hue, covered with hair, and is by no means numerous. There are three kinds of bees indigenous to New Zealand, one having a large deep blue body ...

Google previewAnnual Report and Transactions (1906)

by Manchester Microscopical Society

musca is the other parasite ...

Google previewIntegrated Principles of Zoology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Musca is a small constellation in the deep southern sky. It was one of twelve constellations created by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman and it first appeared on a 35cm for two ...

Google previewArthropods (2005)

by Sally Morgan, Ruth Miller

Musca is the genus for the housefly. Species M. domestica A species is a group of individuals that can interbreed successfully.

Google previewObjective Zoology

House fly, the Musca is the most important insect which is a carrier of large number of deadly diseases. Its methods of conveyance are both external and internal. It transmits the disease caused by ...

Google previewA Cyclopædia of the Natural Sciences (1858)

by William Baird

The genus Musca is the type, and originally the whole of the known species were contained in this one genus alone. Since the time of Linnaeus, however, the new species have so increased in number that it has now become the type merely ...

Google previewThe American Entomologist (1880)

fl * Empusa musca is a kind of mould parasitic ...

Google previewThe Book of Nature: (1834)

Embracing a Condensed Survey of the Animal Kingdom as Well as Sketches of Vegetable Anatomy, Geology, Botany, Mineralogy, &c, &c

Musca is the generic name of the Fly; the species of this genus belong to the order Diptera, have a mouth with a short exserted fleshy proboscis, and two equal lips: sucker furnished with bristles; two feelers, but very short; sometimes they are ...

Google previewUniversal Dictionary of the English Language (1899)

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language Together with Condensed Explanations of Fifty Thousand Important Subjects and an Exhaustive Encyclopaedia of All the Arts and Sciences Profusely Illustrated by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

musca is a fly, and capio = to take, to catch.] Ornith. : 1 Flycatcher (q.v.); the typical genus of the family Muscicapidae (q.v.). Bill short; nostrils partly hidden by plumes. Wings, third and fourth quills longest, first very short. Tail even; front ...

Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

MUCUS MUSCA HILLI including the alimentary, respiratory and reproductive tracts, which are continuous with the outer environment. mucus (cytology) Slimy substance secreted by the goblet cells of mucous membrane. It lubricates and ...

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

Musca. domestica. The great majority of flies found in houses belong to this species. It is a medium-sized fly with four black stripes on its back, and a sharp elbow in the fourth wing vein. The eggs are laid; about 120 in a batch, preferably in ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

musca, fly] base fly (Musca, musciform) -musc-2 [L. muscus, moss] base moss ( emuscation, ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1898)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould

See Musca ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Musca. domestica. The great majority of flies found in houses belong to this species. it is a medium-sized fly with four black stripes on its back, and a sharp elbow in the fourth wing vein. The eggs are laid; about 120 in a batch, preferably in ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

MUSCA, the fly, in zoology, a genus of insects belonging to the order of diptera.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1819)

by John Wilkes

Musca leprae: shining black; antennae and legs white; eyes reddish gold. It inhabits America. It breeds in the legs of the natives who are afflicted with the elephantiasis; and is smaller than a louse. 20. Musca putris: black; wings white, ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1830)

by Sir David Brewster

Musca hemiptera. Linn. Inhabits Europe. Stirps 10. Antennae frontal, as long as the face; palpi internal; halteres entirely, or partly concealed; wings divaricating.

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Pinocchio Fly (Musca longiproboscis) male

Long-nosed Muscid, aka Pinocchio Fly, stretching its proboscis on a rose leaf in the garden. Honest!
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Marco Musca - Body language

The first song "Body language" written by Marco Musca and produced by SquashBeatz. "Best day" soon available on ITunes. Lyrics: Do you really wanna know ...

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Scrabble value of M3U1S1C3A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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