Dirofilaria(redirected from Dirofilaria striata)
a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea. D. im´mitis is common in dogs.
A genus of filaria (family Onchocercidae, superfamily Filarioidea); Dirofilaria species are usually found in mammals other than humans, but rare examples of human infection are known, as by Dirofilaria immitis.
[L. dirus, dread, + filum, thread]