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a genus of parasitic nematodes. C. hepa´tica parasitizes the liver of various mammals, including humans. C. philippinen´sis is the most common cause of capillariasis.
A genus of aphasmid nematode worms, characterized by threadlike appearance; related to Trichuris.
[L. capillaris, fr. capillus, hair]
Capillaria/Ca·pil·la·ria/ (kap″ĭ-lar´e-ah) a genus of parasitic nematodes, including C. hepat´ica, found in the liver of rats and other mammals, including humans; and C. philippinen´sis, found in the human intestine in the Philippines, causing severe diarrhea, malabsorption, and high mortality.
Etymology: L, capillaris, hairlike
a genus of nematodes of the family Trichuridae. C. philippinensis is a parasite of the human intestine in the Philippines. See also capillariasis.
a genus of parasitic nematodes of the subfamily Capillariinae and most commonly parasitic in birds. They cause capillariasis.
Those found in birds include C. anatis, C. annulata (C. contorta), C. caudinflata, C. obsignata.
Those found in mammals include C. aerophila, C. bilobata, C. bovis, C. brevipes, C. didelphis, C. entomelas, C. erinacea, C. feliscati (in cats), C. hepatica, C. megrelica, C. mucronata, C. philippinensis, C. plica, C. putorii.
There are others which occur in small rodents and in fish.