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maggot

 [mag´ot]
the soft-bodied larva of an insect, especially one living in decaying flesh.

mag·got

(mag'ŏt),
A fly larva or grub.

maggot

/mag·got/ (mag´it) the soft-bodied larva of an insect, especially a form living in decaying flesh.

maggot

(măg′ət)
n.
The legless, soft-bodied, wormlike larva of any of various dipteran flies, often found in decaying matter.

mag′got·y adj.
Medical entomology Larvae (a worm-like feeding state of flies), order Diptera—e.g., green (Phaenicia sericata) and black (Phormia regina bottle flies).
Vox populi A popular term for a ne’er-do-well

maggot

Medical entomology Larvae–a worm-like feeding state of flies–order Diptera–eg, green–Phaenicia sericata, black–Phormia regina bottle flies. Cf Leeches, Roach.

mag·got

(mag'ŏt)
A fly larva or grub.

maggot

any insect larva lacking appendages and an obvious head, (usually) the larva of a member of the order Diptera.

maggot

the soft-bodied larva of an insect, especially one living in decaying flesh or tissue debris.

cattle maggot
wool maggot
see cutaneous myiasis.
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It has been reported that the surface area of wounds can shrink 22 per cent in size a week when maggots are applied which is much faster than when conventional dressings are used.
The place smells and we can't have our daughter playing with her toys swarming with maggots.
We've heard that maggots feed on flesh and that there could be maybe a rat run underneath the building and maybe they're eating the flesh - but we're not experts.
Search terms included maggot debridement therapy, larval therapy, Lucilia sericata, wound therapy, biotherapy, and conventional debridement.
It was like spaghetti, a salad for my friend and a side order of maggots.
The maggots feed voraciously and grow at a tremendous rate until they progress to the mature adult fly stage and complete their life cycle.
The Loch Moat Maggot was part of the fun organised by Caerphilly Round Table back in May 1970
Doctors who found his injured hand infested with maggots had assumed that it could not be saved and required amputation.
Experts at Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Statens Serum Institut and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, observed in their study that the maggots applied to simulated wounds heavily infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa were left dead after 20 hours.
But Cllr Jean Quinn, cabinet member for Streetscene and transport services, said: "If people do have maggots, it is important to remember they are not a health hazard, even though they are very unpleasant.
Recently, maggot therapy has enjoyed a revival as healthcare professionals recognise the considerable advantages they offer over conventional forms of treatment.