Definition of Filaria

1. Noun. European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage.

2. Noun. Slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects.
Generic synonyms: Nematode, Nematode Worm, Roundworm
Group relationships: Family Filariidae, Filariidae
Derivative terms: Filarial

Definition of Filaria

1. n. A genus of slender, nematode worms of many species, parasitic in various animals. See Guinea worm.

Definition of Filaria

1. Noun. A parasitic nematode worm that lives in the blood of vertebrates and is transmitted by insects: the cause of filariasis. ¹

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Definition of Filaria

1. a parasitic worm [n -IAE] : FILARIAL, FILARIAN [adj]

Medical Definition of Filaria

1. A genus of slender, nematode worms of many species, parasitic in various animals. See: Guinea worm. Origin: NL, fr. L. Filum a thread. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Filaria

filar eyepiece
filar micrometer
filar micrometre
filar micrometre ocular
filar substance
filaria (current term)
filarial arthritis
filarial dermatosis
filarial periodicity
filarial synovitis

Literary usage of Filaria

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1. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"These different filariae, according to the nomenclature suggested by Manson,1 are distinguished by the names filaria nocturna? filaria diurna, ..."

2. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1907)
"7 am, filaria? in 3 blood smears. 10 am, 1 filaria in 4 blood smears. ... 7 am to 7 pm, 8 filaria? 4 pm, 1 filaria in 3 blood smears. in 13 smears. ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"It has also been well ascertained that the first step towards the development of the filaria consists in its transfer to the stomach of a particular species ..."

4. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Parasitic chiefly in the serous cavities and in the subcutaneous connective tissue. Insufficiently defined. filaria bancrofti, Cobbold, 1877. Syn. ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"The adults of filaria nocturna have been frequently found ; that of filaria ... In the opinion of Manson, the filaria loa of the eye of the negro of Old ..."

6. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"The full grown filaria immitis is a long, white worm, of about 2 millimeter thickness. The male is 12-18 cm. long, its posterior extremity shows a spiral ..."

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