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filaria

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

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]

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.

Filaria

A genus of nematodes whose members have been reclassified under different genera of the family Onchocercidae.

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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Abarca Villaseca, "Morphological and molecular identification of canine filariae in a semi-rural district of the Metropolitan Region in Chile," Revista Chilena de Infectologia, vol.
It was the younger Thomas Bancroft who proved in 1899 that filariae that actively developed in the mosquito were transferred to humans by the act of feeding on blood.
Results of serologic testing for filariae were negative before and after extraction of the worm, as were results for testing of EDTA blood for microfilariae.
However, the adult filariae were smaller than expected for B.
All parous flies were further dissected minutely to search for larvae of filariae. The criteria of Porter and Collins (19) were used to distinguish and characterise all larvae of O.
(Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) for the filariae parasitic in rabbits in North America.
The second finding was that her face (periorbital and buccal), neck, and scalp were affected, although zoonotic filariae are typically found in similar or identical tissues as in their natural hosts (11).