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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.
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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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But he has no love for a pouchy woods-rat, which feeds on worms, snakes and maggoty rotting vermin - a cross between a weasel and a pig.
But it's virtually impossible to speedily identify the offspring of those same wasps at the time it matters most; that is, when they've successfully parasitized the developing whitefly and are living as maggoty larvae inside it.
How many backpackers have dropped down from some alpine ridge into a sweet meadow only to find trampled creek banks, maggoty cowpies and an unfriendly bull to stay clear of?
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I'll let Dahl explain, way better than I can: "If you looked closer still (hold your noses ladies and gentlemen), if you peered deep into the moustachy bristles sticking over his upper lip, you would probably see much larger objects that had escaped the wipe of his hand, things that had been there for months and months, like a piece of maggoty green cheese or a mouldy old cornflake or even the slimy tail of a tinned sardine." Then he delivers this detail, which, even writing it now, twists my insides: "Because of all this, Mr Twit never went really hungry.
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Organic gardening's principal disadvantage is that without chemical sprays the plants are bound to suffer more from pests and diseases, some apples will tend to be maggoty for example and lettuces may have more slugs.
Mick opened the door expecting to find children so he could hand out the mouldy maggoty chocolates but there was no-one there.