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(Science: zoology) Any species of fly of the genus musca that deposits its eggs or young larvae (called flyblows and maggots) upon meat or other animal products.

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... This prevents the potentially fatal flystrike, where maggots hatch and burrow into the skin. Accumulations of urine and faeces in wool attract blowflies, leading to flystrike. . . But hope for an alternative to the painful and controversial practice has arisen after the discovery of sheep with ...

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