On the metamorphosis of the young form of filaria bancrofti in the body of Culex ciliaris.
Redi also noticed a species of filaria beneath the skin of the lion.
In certain cases the lymph trunks have been found to be blocked with the parent worms of the filaria Bancrofti.
From an earwig I obtained a filaria nearly five inches in length.
Some of the Annelida, as filaria and Lumbricus, he also regarded as insects.
Several other species of filaria have been found in the human body, but are little known and very rare in their occurrence.
Not improbably these were all sexually-imperfect female examples of filaria acuta hitherto found in the abdomen of grebes.
The guinea-worm (filaria medinensis) is a very troublesome parasite, which sometimes grows to a length of three feet.
He has definite information with regard to Bubonic plague and the filaria medinensis.
As the species is new to science I have proposed to call it filaria Mansoni, after the discoverer.
filaria fi·lar·i·a (fə-lâr'ē-ə)
n. pl. fi·lar·i·ae (-ē-ē')
Any of various threadlike nematode worms of the superfamily Filarioidea parasitic in vertebrates and often transmitted as larvae by biting insects. The adult form lives in the blood and lymphatic tissues, causing inflammation and obstruction that can lead to elephantiasis.
A genus of nematodes no longer in taxonomic use and whose members are now classified in the family Onchocercidae.
Plural filariae (fə-lâr'ē-ē')
Any of various slender, threadlike nematode worms of the superfamily Filarioidea that are parasitic in vertebrates and are often transmitted as larvae by mosquitoes and other biting insects. The adult form lives in the blood and lymphatic tissues and can cause inflammation and obstruction of lymphatic vessels.