filaria

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Synonyms for filaria

European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up

slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates

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It's a tropical disease caused by infection by parasitic worms called filariae, which invade the lymphatic system.
Results of serologic testing for filariae were negative before and after extraction of the worm, as were results for testing of EDTA blood for microfilariae.
As filariae are dependent on these Wolbachia for growth, development, reproduction and survival, these worms can be effectively eradicated by first eliminating the Wolbachia inside them.
Manson commented, "It is marvelous how Nature has adapted the habits of the filariae to those of the mosquito.
However, the adult filariae were smaller than expected for B.
Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) for the filariae parasitic in rabbits in North America.
All parous flies were further dissected minutely to search for larvae of filariae.