microfilaria

noun
mi·​cro·​fi·​lar·​ia | \ -fə-ˈler-ē-ə \

Definition of microfilaria

: a minute larval filaria

Other Words from microfilaria

microfilarial \ -​ē-​əl \ adjective

First Known Use of microfilaria

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microfilaria

New Latin

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microfilaria

noun
mi·​cro·​fi·​lar·​ia | \ ˌmī-krō-fə-ˈlar-ē-ə, -ˈler- \
plural microfilariae\ -​ē-​ˌē \

Medical Definition of microfilaria

: a minute larval filaria

Other Words from microfilaria

microfilarial \ -​ē-​əl \ adjective

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