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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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any disease resulting from infestation of the body tissues or cavities by flies.
See also: Disease and Illness
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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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They need to be checked everyday for fly strike. Most children lose interest.
Fly strike is rare unless they have an untreated open wound.
At this time of year you must check her regularly for fly strike. This occurs if she develops a dirty bottom that would attract flies which lay eggs in this area.
In a review of three studies comparing the effect of tail docking with undocked controls, only one study reported a clear reduction on fly strike in docked sheep (SUTHERLAND & TUCKER, 2011).
At this time of year bunnies are at risk from fly strike. Rabbits with dirty bottoms and wounds carry an even higher risk.
The area around the bottom is especially important because it can get dirty, leading to a risk of a deadly condition called fly strike."
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.
aircraft based at Turkey's Incirlik Air Force Base fly strike missions in support of the YPG in Syria just as the Turkish Air Force bombs PKK targets in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey.
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.