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maggot

 [mag´ot]
the soft-bodied larva of an insect, especially one living in decaying flesh.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mag·got

(mag'ŏt),
A fly larva or grub.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mag·got

(mag'ŏt)
A fly larva or grub.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

maggot

any insect larva lacking appendages and an obvious head, (usually) the larva of a member of the order Diptera.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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She said: "I'm not very squeamish, in fact I'm used to having maggots in the fridge because my late husband was a keen fisherman.
The top three catches came from Swallow Pool and, drawn on peg two, Lee Cowlan won with 139-8-0 of mainly F1s plus a few ide and carp, caught up in the water on poled maggot, to also pocket the PS100 bonus peg money.
The production performance of broiler birds as affected by the replacement of fish meal by maggot meal in the stater and finisher diets.
"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.
Research by Steenvoorde and coauthors (2005) considered the existence of the "yuk factor" of maggot therapy by studying 41 patients who used MDT therapy (either application technique) for their nonhealing wounds.
It was like spaghetti, a salad for my friend and a side order of maggots.
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["maggot" or "larva" or "larval"] and ["therapy" or "wound"]
Partner Phillip Wells, 54, said: "We now know why the pain was so intense - the maggot was having a chew on her nerve endings."