a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea, including D. per´stans and D. streptocer´ca, species primarily parasitic in man, other primates serving as reservoir hosts.
A genus of nematode filariae with species in humans and many other mammals; as with other filarial worms, it produces microfilariae in blood or tissue fluids, with adults found in deep connective tissue, membranes, or visceral surfaces.
[G. di-, two, + petalon, leaf, + nēma, thread]
Dipetalonema/Di·pet·a·lo·ne·ma/ (-pet″ah-lo-ne´mah) a genus of nematode parasites (superfamily Filarioidea), including D. per´stans and D. streptocer´ca, species primarily parasitic in humans, other primates serving as reservoir hosts.
a genus of nematodes of the superfamily Filarioidea (filarioids).
found in peritoneal membranes of dogs and humans.
found in spermatic and pulmonary artery of camels.
Dipetalonema gracile, Dipetalonema marmosetae, Dipetalonema obtusa, Dipetalonema tamarinae
found in the peritoneal cavity of primates.
occurs in the subcutaneous tissue of dogs.
found in the African elephant. Called also Loxodontofilaria loxodontis.
found in the subcutaneous and intermuscular tissues of California sealion.
Dipetalonema perstans, Dipetalonema streptocerca
these species are primarily parasitic in humans, other primates serving as reservoir hosts.
found in body cavities and connective tissue of dogs.
found in the right heart and pulmonary artery of seals.