Definition of muscid in English:

muscid

noun

Biology
  • An insect of the housefly family ("Muscidae")

    • ‘Schiner's system also was more especially applied to the brachycerous and muscid types, though he did attempt to homologize it with the nemocerous venation.’
    • ‘Mosquitoes and tabanids bite us, muscids pester us and blow flies get into our meat if it is left open.’
    • ‘The influence of sex and parasitism on the muscid longevity was measured using the factor analysis of variance.’
    • ‘Jade spent most of her time chasing muscids and asilids in the drier forested and open rocky areas.’
    • ‘The patterns of distribution of the South American muscid species are scarcely known.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Muscidae (plural), from Latin musca fly.

Pronunciation:

muscid

/ˈməsid/