Medical Definition of Fly blister

1. A cantharidal blister caused by discharge of a vesicating body fluid by certain beetles, particularly members of the family Meloidae which produce cantharidin, e.g., Lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria, the notorious "Spanish fly;" non-cantharidin vesicating fluid is produced by other beetles, such as rove beetles (family Staphylinidae), especially the genus Paederus, whose fluid, on contact with the skin, produces an intensely painful blister. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fly Blister

fly-in
fly-pitch
fly-pitching
fly-posters
fly-tip
fly-tipper
fly-tipping
fly agaric
fly ash
fly ball
fly biscuit
fly blind
fly blister (current term)
fly box
fly boxes
fly bridge
fly by
fly by the seat of one's pants
fly casting
fly contact
fly fishing
fly front
fly high
fly honeysuckle
fly in the face of
fly in the ointment
fly in the teeth of

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