filaria

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filaria

[fə′lar·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A parasitic filamentous nematode belonging to the order Filaroidea.
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Wuchereres, who in 1866 discovered the micro filariae in Urine of a patient suspected of suffering from urinary bilharziasis.
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Filarial--Pertaining to or caused by filariae, the roundworm parasites occurring outside the alimentary canal.