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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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my•ia•sis(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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|Noun||1.||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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