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maggot:

see blowflyblowfly,
name for flies of the family Calliphoridae. Blowflies are about the same size as, and resemble, the housefly; because they are usually metallic blue or green they are also called bluebottle or greenbottle flies.
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; flyfly,
name commonly used for any of a variety of winged insects, but properly restricted to members of the order Diptera, the true flies, which includes the housefly, gnat, midge, mosquito, and tsetse fly.
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; larvalarva,
independent, immature animal that undergoes a profound change, or metamorphosis, to assume the typical adult form. Larvae occur in almost all of the animal phyla; because most are tiny or microscopic, they are rarely seen. They play diverse roles in the lives of animals.
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maggot

[′mag·ət]
(invertebrate zoology)
Larva of a dipterous insect.

maggot

the soft limbless larva of dipterous insects, esp the housefly and blowfly, occurring in decaying organic matter
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While treating soldiers in World War I he noted the good condition of wounds that had been infested with maggots and was the first doctor on record to experiment with the use of maggots in treating infections.
Maggot will travel all over the country to learn about our most threatened species in BBC Wales' contribution to Auntie's special season on July 4 at 7pm.
When Midland MPs last week called for the NHS to return to 19th Century practices, like using maggots and leeches to treat wounds, they gave the impression the creepy crawlies were not used in modern medicine.
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Effect of the substrate on the biomass and maggot size: The experimental design was a Complete Random Design (CRD) with 10 repetitions.
In maggot therapy, clean, sterile, baby maggots (one to two millimetres) are applied to a wound for a three-day period in a special sealed bag, allowing them to breathe but not escape.
Mrs Cooke-Griffiths, 26, who works as a carer, said: "I have lived here for 12 months and ever since I've had the house I have been getting problems with maggots. The council have been here a few times.
RESIDENTS of a Dingle apartment block say their lives are being made a misery by a "plague" of maggots infesting their hallways.
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JAMIE Oliver has had a Kitchen Nightmare - after a diner at his restaurant was stunned to see maggots falling on to his lunch.