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filaria

 [fĭlar´e-ah] (pl. fila´riae) (L.)
a nematode of the superfamily filarioidea. adj., adj fila´rial.
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Filaria

(fi-lā'rē-ă),
Former genus of nematodes now classified in several genera and species of the family Onchocercidae; for example, Wuchereria bancrofti (Filaria bancrofti, Filaria diurna, or Filaria nocturna), Brugia malayi (Filaria malaya), Onchocerca volvulus (Filaria volvulus), Mansonella perstans (Filaria perstans or Filaria sanguinis hominis), M. streptocerca, M. ozzardi (Filaria demarquayi or Filaria ozzardi), Loa loa (Filaria extraocularis, Filaria lentis, Filaria loa, or Filaria oculi humani), and Dirafilaria (Filaria medinensis)
See also: filaria.

fi·la·ri·a

, pl.

fi·lar·i·ae

(fi-lā'rē-ă, -ē-ē),
Common name for nematodes of the family Onchocercidae, which live as adults in the blood, tissue fluids, tissues, or body cavities of many vertebrates. The females lay partially embryonated eggs, the embryos uncoil and circulate in blood or tissue fluids as microfilariae; if ingested by an appropriate bloodsucking arthropod, larval stages develop; later, infective larvae may be deposited on another vertebrate host's skin when the arthropod seeks another blood meal.
[L. filum, a thread]
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filaria

(fə-lâr′ē-ə)
n. pl. filar·iae (-ē-ē′)
Any of various slender, threadlike nematode worms of the superfamily Filarioidea that are parasitic in vertebrates and are often transmitted as larvae by mosquitoes and other biting insects. Infestation with different species of filariae cause diseases such as lymphatic filariasis (which can lead to elephantiasis) and onchocerciasis.

fi·lar′i·al (-ē-əl), fi·lar′i·an (-ē-ən) adj.
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Filaria

A genus of nematodes whose members have been reclassified under different genera of the family Onchocercidae.
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Fi·la·ri·a

(fi-lar'ē-ă)
Nematodes classified in several genera of the family Onchocercidae; e.g., Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Onchocerca volvulus, Mansonella perstans, M. streptocerca, M. ozzardi, Loa loa, and Dirofilaria.
See also: filaria

fi·la·ri·a

, pl. filariae (fi-lar'ē-ă. -ē)
Common name for nematodes of the family Onchocercidae and the superfamily Filarioidea, which live as adults in the blood, tissue fluids, tissues, or body cavities of many vertebrates. The females lay partially embryonated eggs; the embryos uncoil and circulate in blood or tissue fluids as microfilariae; if the embryos are ingested by an appropriate bloodsucking arthropod, larval stages develop; later, infective larvae may be injected into another vertebrate host's skin when the arthropod seeks another blood meal.
[L. filum, a thread]
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