Dirofilaria

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Dirofilaria

 [di″ro-fĭ-lar´e-ah]
a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea. D. im´mitis is common in dogs.
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Dirofilaria

(dī'rō-fi-lā'rē-ă),
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]
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(9) The ophthalmologist extracted a 40-mm long intact worm, later identified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an adult male Dirofilaria tenuis, a natural parasite of raccoons.
immitis) e Nochtiella (Dirofilaria tenuis, Dirofilaria repens e Dirofilaria ursi), ambos infectando o ser humano.
(3) The outer cuticle of D immitis is smooth; however, other species, such as Dirofilaria tenuis, have external cuticular ridges.