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Musca

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[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] musca, "fly"

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Musca

  1. (zoology): A zoological name at the rank of genus in the family Muscidae. The housefly belongs to the genus Musca.
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Etymology

Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] musca, a "fly".

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Musca

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Musca

  1. (astronomy) An autumn constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a fly. It lies between the constellations of Carina and Apus.

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