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microfilaria

[mahy-kroh-fi-lair-ee-uh] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ fɪˈlɛər i ə/
noun, plural microfilariae
[mahy-kroh-fi-lair-ee-ee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ fɪˈlɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA)
1.
the embryonic larva of the nematode parasite Filaria or of related genera, especially of those species that cause heartworm in dogs and elephantiasis in humans.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin; see micro-, filaria
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British Dictionary definitions for microfilariae

microfilaria

/ˌmaɪkrəʊfɪˈlɛərɪə/
noun (pl) -iae (-ɪˌiː)
1.
(zoology) the early larval stage of certain parasitic nematodes (filariae), found in the blood of infected individuals
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microfilariae in Medicine

microfilaria mi·cro·fi·lar·i·a (mī'krō-fə-lâr'ē-ə)
n. pl. mi·cro·fi·lar·i·ae (-ē-ē')
The minute larval form of a filarial worm.


mi'cro·fi·lar'i·al adj.
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