Definition of Musca volitans
1. Noun. Spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens. "Floaters seem to drift through the field of vision"
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Literary usage of Musca volitans
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1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"If a musca volitans is not ¡ry remote from the axis of vision, it is easy for the patient to keep it fixed ra length of time over any particular spot in the ..."
2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1845)
"... which is apt to impose on the patient, and lead him to think that flies are moving before him in the air, is called a musca volitans ; and that whether ..."
3. A Course in Experimental Psychology by Edmund Clark Sanford (1908)
"By way of experiment, try to study attentively a musca volitans or a negative after-image that is just to one side of the direct line of sight. ..."
4. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"... dark circular spot, which, varying its situation with every motion of the eye, showed how appropriately the term musca volitans had been applied to it. ..."
5. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1814)
"... it was wholly unperceived by the patient, and neither interfered with vivon nor occasioned the smallest appearance of a musca volitans. ..."