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Filarioidea

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noun plural Fi·lar·i·oi·dea \fə-ˌlar-ē-ˈȯid-ē-ə, -ˌler-\

Medical Definition of Filarioidea

  1. :  a large superfamily of nematodes of the order Spirurida that comprises the medically important filarial worms and related forms having a slender thready body, a simple anterior end with the oral lips inconspicuous, a cylindrical esophagus lacking a bulbus, and often unequal and dissimilar copulatory spicules in the male

filarioid

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