Definition of Filanders

1. n. pl. A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small threadlike worms, also of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein; -- called also backworm.



Definition of Filanders

1. Noun. (context: falconry) A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small thread-like worms and of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein. ¹

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Definition of Filanders

1. filander [n] - See also: filander

Medical Definition of Filanders

1. A disease in hawks, characterised by the presence of small threadlike worms, also of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein. Synonym: backworm. Origin: F. Filandres, fr. L. Filum thread. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Filanders

filamentations
filamented
filamentiferous
filamentless
filamentlike
filamentoid
filamentose
filamentous
filamentous bacteriophage
filamentous colony
filaments
filamentum
filamin
filander
filanders (current term)
filapodial
filar
filar eyepiece
filar micrometer
filar micrometre
filar micrometre ocular
filar substance
filaree
filarees
filaria
filariae
filarial
filarial arthritis

Literary usage of Filanders

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1. The Sportsman's Dictionary: Or The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and ...Sports (1800)
"Yon may know when a hawk is troubled wiih the filanders by her poverty, by her ruffling her train, by her (training the fiil or perch with her pounces, ..."

2. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"filanders, arc alfo worms as fm.ill as thread, and about an inch long, that lie wrapt up in a thin fkin or net, near the reins of an hawk, apart from either ..."

3. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"filanders, in entomology and falconry, are worms as small as thread, and about an inch long, that lie wrapt up in a thin skin or net, near the reins of a ..."

4. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"The filanders at probably thread worms ; worms thin as » thread ; from the L. Filum, a thread. 'Brown. ..."

5. The Gentleman's Recreation: In Four Parts, Viz. Hunting, Hawking, Fowling by Nicholas Cox, John Manwood (1721)
"... Complexions and Smells 204 f Worms 208 Of the filanders ibid. Inother approved medicine for filanders ,ox Warms in I fafe and ..."

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