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Etymology 1[edit]

Latin musca (fly)


muscoid (plural muscoids)

  1. (zoology) Any fly in the superfamily Muscoidea.
  2. (loosely) Any fly in the section Schizophora.

Etymology 2[edit]

muscus (moss) + -oid


muscoid (plural muscoids)

  1. (botany, obsolete) Any moss-like flowerless plant, with a distinct stem, and often with leaves, but without any vascular system.


muscoid (comparative more muscoid, superlative most muscoid)

  1. (botany) Resembling moss.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for muscoid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)