filaria

noun
fi·​lar·​ia | \fə-ˈler-ē-ə \
plural filariae\ fə-​ˈler-​ē-​ˌē , -​ē-​ˌī \

Definition of filaria 

: any of numerous slender filamentous nematodes ((Wuchereria, Onchocerca, and related genera) that as adults are parasites in the blood or tissues of mammals and as larvae usually develop in biting insects

Other Words from filaria

filarial \ fə-​ˈler-​ē-​əl \ adjective
filariid \ fə-​ˈler-​ē-​əd \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of filaria

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for filaria

New Latin, genus name, from Latin filum

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filaria

noun
fi·​lar·​ia | \fə-ˈlar-ē-ə, -ˈler- \

Medical Definition of filaria 

1 plural filariae\ -​ē-​ˌē , -​ˌī \ : any of numerous slender filamentous nematodes that as adults are parasites in the blood or tissues of birds or mammals and as larvae usually develop in biting insects (as fleas or mosquitoes) that belong to the superfamily Filarioidea, and that for the most part were once included in the genus Filaria but are now divided among various genera (as Wuchereria and Onchocerca)

2 capitalized, in former classifications : a genus of nematodes that included most of the filarial worms

Other Words from filaria

filarial \ -​ē-​əl \ adjective
filarial worms filarial disease filarial vectors

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