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A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Apus and Carina.

[From Latin musca, fly.]
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n, Latin genitive Muscae (ˈmʌskiː)
(Astronomy) a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon
[Latin: a fly]
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Noun1.Musca - a small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon
2.Musca - type genus of the Muscidae: houseflies
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Muscidae, Muscidae - two-winged flies especially the housefly
house fly, housefly, Musca domestica - common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases
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(We observe the same thing in children to-day, whose usage in this particular is a striking and beautiful instance of the law that the infancy of individuals reproduces the methods and stages of development characterizing the infancy of races.) In the work of these primitive scribes all the punctuation is found, by the modern investigator with his optical instruments and chemical tests, to have been inserted by the writers' ingenious and serviceable collaborator, the common house-fly -- Musca maledicta .
"It was the pivotal deal in my life," says Shaw, who repped the film's writer/producers Ramon Menendez (who also directed) and Tom Musca. "We sold it to Warners ...
The flowers are pollinated by honey bees (Apis spp.) and house flies (Musca domestica).
Three species, Musca domestica (L.) (Muscidae), Chrysomya megacephala (F.) (Calliphoridae), and Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann) (Calliphoridae), comprised the majority of species collected from the trap units as show in Figure 3.
Insects too are influenced easily by such pollutants, therefore present study have been designed to study the influence of lead (as lead acetate) on external morphology of Musca domestica.
The essential oil was found to be toxic to Periplanata americana L., Musca domestica L.
The Arthur Moore-trained Treat Yourself could attempt to complete a quick hat-trick in the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle and last week's Gowran Park winner can confirm that form with the fourth-placed Misca Musca.
The magazine said the attackers were able to search computers belonging to Sarkozy's closest advisor, Xavier Musca, and steal political and strategic secrets.
The publication added that hackers were able to search the contents of computers belonging to Sarkozy's advisor Xavier Musca, and steal political and strategical secrets.
French bank Credit Agricole SA (EPA: ACA) (CAGR.PA) (OTC: CRARY) has said that it has named the former French president's chief of staff, Xavier Musca, as executive vice president.
Cette date a ete fixee entre le Secretaire general de la presidence de la Republique, Xavier Musca, et le directeur de campagne de Francois Hollande, le depute Pierre Moscovici, a-t-on precise de meme source.