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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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