dirofilariasis

noun
di·​ro·​fil·​a·​ri·​a·​sis | \ -ˌfil-ə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce dirofilariasis (audio) \
plural dirofilariases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce dirofilariases (audio) \

Medical Definition of dirofilariasis

: infestation with filarial worms of the genus Dirofilaria and especially with the heartworm (D. immitis)

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“Dirofilariasis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dirofilariasis. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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