Filarioidea

noun plural
Fi·​lar·​i·​oi·​dea | \ fə-ˌlar-ē-ˈȯid-ē-ə, -ˌler- How to pronounce Filarioidea (audio) \

Medical Definition of Filarioidea

: 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

Other Words from Filarioidea

filarioid \ fə-​ˈlar-​ē-​ˌȯid, -​ˈler-​ How to pronounce Filarioidea (audio) \ adjective

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“Filarioidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Filarioidea. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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