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 (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.]


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]


(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]


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
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The condition is known as it myiasis, and the larvae had to be removed by a medic.
The medical condition the patient seems to be suffering from is still not clearly diagnosed; however, according to the Health Site, the symptoms the patient is suffering from are quite similar to that of Myiasis, a Latin word where 'myia' means to fly and 'iasis' means disease.
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The clinical presence of the maggots and the examination of the maggots confirm the diagnosis of oral myiasis.
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Human myiasis is a parasitosis usually found in tropical and underdeveloped countries.
After consulting three specialist doctors and undergoing two antibiotic treatments, she was diagnosed with furuncular myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis.
Species of necrophage insect families come to live in human and animal wounds and otherbody's areas and cause myiasis.
Gastric and intestinal myiasis due to Ornidia obesa (Diptera: Syrphidae) in humans.
Traumatic Myiasis by Cochliomyia hominivorax (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE) in a Cock.
4] This fly has been reported as the cause of myiasis in live vertebrates in Spain, France, Hungary, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Korea.