Definition of Muscae volitantes
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"
Medical Definition of Muscae volitantes
1. Floaters;appearance of moving spots before the eyes, arising from remnants of the embryologic hyaloid vascular system in the vitreous humor. Origin: L. Pl. Of musca, fly; pres. Ppl. Of volito, to fly to and fro (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Muscae volitantes
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1. Outlines of the Comparative Physiology and Morphology of Animals by Joseph LeConte (1899)
"Nearly all observers will see specks or clouds or tangled threads in the bright field, slowly gravitating downward. They are called "muscae volitantes ..."