Definition of Houseflies

1. Noun. (plural of housefly) ¹



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Definition of Houseflies

1. housefly [n] - See also: housefly

Medical Definition of Houseflies

1. Flies of the species musca domestica (family muscidae), which infest human habitations throughout the world and often act as carriers of pathogenic organisms. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Houseflies

housecleaners
housecleaning
housecleanings
housecleans
housecoat
housecoats
housecraft
housed
housedog
housedoor
housedoors
housedress
housedresses
housefather
housefathers
houseflies (current term)
housefloor
housefloors
housefly
housefront
housefronts
houseful
housefuls
houseguest
houseguests
household
household appliance
household articles
household arts
household deities

Literary usage of Houseflies

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1. Insects and Human Welfare: An Account of the More Important Relations of by Charles Thomas Brues (1920)
"Other activities of houseflies detrimental to public health are of far less importance, but by no means negligible. They can carry the eggs of parasitic ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1898)
"On opening my eyes I was surprised to see her coursing madly about the room pursued by two houseflies. She circled about the room several times with the ..."

3. Medicine an Aid to Commerce: Being the Papers and Discussion Presented at by American Academy of Medicine (1916)
"As 90 per cent, of houseflies lay their eggs and live as larvae in horse manure, and as the whole immature life can be past in as few as nine or ten days, ..."

4. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1906)
"Keep on fighting houseflies and mosquitoes. SEPTEMBER—Refrain from sowing wheat ... houseflies, mosquitoes and other household insects still need attention. ..."

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