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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mus·ca prop. n.; pl. Muscae
 1. Zool. A genus of dipterous insects, including the common house fly, and numerous allied species.
 Note:Formerly, a large part of the Diptera were included under the genus Musca.
 2. Astron. A small constellation situated between the Southern Cross and the Pole.
 Muscae volitantes  Med. Specks or filaments apparently seen moving or gliding about in the field of vision.  Their appearance is often a symptom of disease of the eye, or of disorder of the nervous system.