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my·ia·sis

 (mī′ə-sĭs, mī-ī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. my·ia·ses (mī′ə-sēz′)
1. Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
2. A disease resulting from infestation of tissue by fly larvae.

[Greek muia, mūa, fly + -iasis.]

myiasis

(ˈmaɪəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Pathology) infestation of the body by the larvae of flies
2. (Pathology) any disease resulting from such infestation
[C19: New Latin, from Greek muia a fly]

my•ia•sis

(ˈmaɪ ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
any disease that results from the infestation of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of flies.
[1830–40; < Greek myî(a) fly + -asis]

myiasis

any disease resulting from infestation of the body tissues or cavities by flies.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myiasis - infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
Translations
Myiasis
승저증
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Incidence of multiple myiases in breasts of rural women and oral infection in infants from the human warble ly larvae in the humid Tropic-Niger Delta.
Myiases have become increasingly relevant, particularly when human activity is carried out in environments with poor hygiene or in close proximity to domestic and peridomestic animals, such as dogs and rats (2).
1) Myiases in humans are thought to have originated from the close association between humans and domestic animals in ancient times.