filarial
adjective see filaria

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Filarial — Fi*la ri*al, a. 1. (Zo[ o]l. & Med.) Of, pertaining to, or caused by, filari[ae] and allied parasitic worms. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Straight, as if in a line; as, the filarial flight of birds. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • filarial — /fi lair ee euhl/, adj. 1. belonging to the genus Filaria and allied genera of the family Filariidae. 2. Pathol. pertaining to or noting infection by filariae: filarial disease. [1880 85; FILARI(A) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • filarial — adjective fəˈlɛəriəl Of or pertaining to the microscopic parasitic worms known as filaria, or an infestation thereof. The knowledge of a filarial infection of the region of the eye seems to date from the time of Magellan …   Wiktionary

  • filarial — /fəˈlɛəriəl/ (say fuh lairreeuhl) adjective 1. belonging to the genus Filaria and allied genera of the family Filariidae. 2. relating to infection by filariae: filarial disease …   Australian English dictionary

  • filarial — Pertaining to a filaria (or filariae), including the microfilaria stage. * * * fi·lar·i·al ē əl adj of, relating to, infested with, transmitting, or caused by filariae or related parasitic worms * * * fi·la·ri·al (fĭ larґe əl) 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • filarial — adj. pertaining to a threadlike roundworm (type of parasitic worm) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • filarial — fi·lar·i·al …   English syllables

  • filarial — adjective related to or infested with or transmitting parasitic worms especially filaria • Pertains to noun: ↑filaria • Derivationally related forms: ↑filaria …   Useful english dictionary

  • filarial worm — Any of a group of parasitic nematodes that usually require two hosts to complete the life cycle: an arthropod and another animal, which is bitten by the arthropod. The female worm produces large numbers of microscopic, active embryos, called… …   Universalium

  • filarial dermatitis — 1. stephanofilariasis. 2. elaeophoriasis …   Medical dictionary

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