microfilaria

noun
mi·​cro·​fi·​lar·​ia | \ ˌmī-krō-fə-ˈler-ē-ə How to pronounce microfilaria (audio) \

Definition of microfilaria

: a minute larval filaria

Other Words from microfilaria

microfilarial \ ˌmī-​krō-​fə-​ˈler-​ē-​əl How to pronounce microfilaria (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of microfilaria

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microfilaria

New Latin

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“Microfilaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microfilaria. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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microfilaria

noun
mi·​cro·​fi·​lar·​ia | \ ˌmī-krō-fə-ˈlar-ē-ə, -ˈler- How to pronounce microfilaria (audio) \
plural microfilariae\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce microfilaria (audio) \

Medical Definition of microfilaria

: a minute larval filaria

Other Words from microfilaria

microfilarial \ -​ē-​əl How to pronounce microfilaria (audio) \ adjective

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