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Musca

(mŭs'kă),
A genus of flies (family Muscidae, order Diptera) that includes the common housefly, Musca domestica, a species universally associated with humans, particularly under unsanitary conditions; it breeds in filth and organic waste, and is involved in the mechanical transfer of numerous pathogens.
[L. fly]
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housefly

(hous′flī′)
n.
A common, widely distributed fly (Musca domestica) that frequents human dwellings, breeds in moist or decaying organic matter, and transmits a wide variety of diseases.
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housefly

Musca domestica, a fly belonging to the order Diptera. It may be a mechanical carrier of pathogenic microorganisms.
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