|filariasis (ˌfɪləˈraɪəsɪs, fɪˌlɛərɪˈeɪsɪs)|
|See also elephantiasis a disease common in tropical and subtropical countries resulting from infestation of the lymphatic system with the nematode worms Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi, transmitted by mosquitoes: characterized by inflammation and obstruction of the lymphatic vessels|
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filariasis fil·a·ri·a·sis (fĭl'ə-rī'ə-sĭs)
Disease caused by the presence of filariae in the tissues of the body, often resulting in occlusion of the lymphatic channels that can lead to elephantiasis.