capillaria

noun
cap·​il·​lar·​ia | \ ˌkap-ə-ˈlar-ē-ə How to pronounce capillaria (audio) \

Medical Definition of capillaria

1 capitalized : a genus of slender white nematode worms of the family Trichuridae that include serious pathogens of the digestive tract of fowls and some tissue and organ parasites of mammals including one (C. hepatica) which is common in rodents and occasionally invades the human liver sometimes with fatal results
2 : a nematode worm of the genus Capillaria

Other Words from capillaria

capillarid \ -​ˈlar-​əd, kə-​ˈpil-​ə-​rəd How to pronounce capillarid (audio) \ noun

Comments on capillaria

What made you want to look up capillaria? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

miscellaneous remnants or debris

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!