filarial

filarial

[fi-lair-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
belonging to the genus Filaria and allied genera of the family Filariidae.
2.
Pathology. pertaining to or noting infection by filariae: filarial disease.

Origin:
1880–85; filari(a) + -al1

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filaria (fɪˈlɛərɪə)
 
n , pl -iae
any parasitic nematode worm of the family Filariidae, living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates and transmitted by insects: the cause of filariasis
 
[C19: New Latin (former name of genus), from Latin fīlum thread]
 
fi'larial
 
adj
 
fi'larian
 
adj

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