filaria

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  • noun

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.
However, the adult filariae were smaller than expected for B.
The causal agents of lymphatic filariasis are the filariae Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori.
Manson commented, "It is marvelous how Nature has adapted the habits of the filariae to those of the mosquito.
Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) for the filariae parasitic in rabbits in North America.