microfilaria

noun

mi·​cro·​fi·​lar·​ia ˌmī-krō-fə-ˈler-ē-ə How to pronounce microfilaria (audio)
: a minute larval filaria
microfilarial 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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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

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)
: a minute larval filaria
microfilarial adjective

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