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muscae volitantes

Pronunciation: mus'ke vol'i-tan'tes

Definition: appearance of moving spots before the eyes, arising from remnants of the embryologic hyaloid vascular system in the vitreous humor.

[L. pl. of musca, fly; pres. ppl. of volito, to fly to and fro]

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