Dirofilaria(redirected from Dirofilaria tenuis)
a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea. D. im´mitis is common in dogs.
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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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