Stephanofilaria stilesi

Ste·pha·no·fi·la·ri·a sti·le·si

a skin-infecting species of filaria parasitic in cattle and transmitted by the horn fly, Haematobia irritans; the only species known to occur in the U.S.; characterized by a row of spines behind the mouth of the adult worm, which is 6-8 mm in the female, 2-3 mm in the male. Both adults and larvae are found in granulomatous skin lesions in cattle, usually on the underside of the abdomen.
[G. stephanos, crown, + filaria]
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