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

Examples of microfilaria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, a mosquito will bite the host, and the insect will ingest those microfilaria. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of microfilaria

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microfilaria

New Latin

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The first known use of microfilaria was in 1878

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“Microfilaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microfilaria. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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