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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 area around the bottom is especially important because it can get dirty, leading to a risk of a deadly condition called fly strike.
Rearguard is a liquid that, if applied by sponge, can prevent fly strike for up to 10 weeks.
RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft fly strike missions day and night while Germany has Tornados operating reconnaissance missions.
Unmanned USAF assets comprise General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper UAVs that fly strike and reconnaissance missions from Ali Al Salem airbase and from Incirlik airbase.
British forces have been preparing Iraqi soldiers to drive IS out of key cities Fallujah and Mosul, while RAF crews fly strike missions alongside some 200 British special forces personnel on the ground.
That appeared to change for the better in August 2015, when Washington reached a deal allowing it to fly strike missions against Syria from inside Turkey.
The skin lesions are susceptible to fly strike and secondary pneumonia is common (Mondal et al.
Powdrell said many sheep farmers abandoned sheep farming in the late 1980s after facing problems like eczema and fly strike.
In warmer seasons, affected sheep are also more susceptible to fly strike.
It didn't take long to figure out calving in warm weather with a double-coated breed of cow could cause issues with fly strike.
Before arrival of risky periods breeding habitats of arthropods should be minimized, shearing can be done to avoid fly strike, dung/litter should be disposed of, and immunization can also be done in endemic areas.