muscae volitantes


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muscae volitantes

(ˈmʌsiː vɒlɪˈtæntiːz)
pl n
(Pathology) pathol moving black specks or threads seen before the eyes, caused by opaque fragments floating in the vitreous humour or a defect in the lens
[C18: New Latin: flying flies]
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Noun1.muscae volitantes - spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens; "floaters seem to drift through the field of vision"
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Perhaps the most commonly observed entoptic phenomenon is floaters, otherwise known as 'muscae volitantes' or 'flying gnats'.