noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1878 a minute larval filaria • microfilarial adjective

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  • Microfilaria — may also refer to an informal collective group genus name, proposed by Cobbold in 1882. While a convenient category for newly discovered microfilariae which can not be assigned to a known species because the adults are unknown,[1] it is seldom… …   Wikipedia

  • microfilaria — Forma prelarvaria de cualquier filaria. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Microfilaria — vgl. Mikrofilarie …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • microfilaria — n. [Gr. mikros, small; L. filum, thread] (NEMATA) The uncoiled mobile embryo of a filaria, that either escapes from the egg shell (unsheathed) or causes stretching of the shell into an elongated sac accommodated to the uncoiled embryo (sheathed) …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • microfilaria — /muy kroh fi lair ee euh/, n., pl. microfilariae / lair ee ee /. the embryonic larva of the nematode parasite Filaria or of related genera, esp. of those species that cause heartworm in dogs and elephantiasis in humans. [1875 80; < NL; see MICRO …   Universalium

  • microfilaria — noun The very small larva of a filarial worm …   Wiktionary

  • microfilaria — Term for embryos of filarial nematodes in the family Onchocercidae. In the past this term has been used as a generic designation ( e.g., M. bancrofti, M. malaya). See Filaria. * * * mi·cro·fi·lar·ia .mī krō fə lar ē ə, ler n …   Medical dictionary

  • microfilaria — [ˌmʌɪkrəʊfɪ lɛ:rɪə] noun (plural microfilariae) Zoology the minute larva of a filaria …   English new terms dictionary

  • microfilaria — mi·cro·filaria …   English syllables

  • microfilaria — n.; pl. microfilariae the motile embryo of certain nematodes (see filaria). The slender microfilariae, 150–300 μm in length, are commonly found in the circulating blood or lymph of patients suffering an infection with any of the filarial worms, e …   The new mediacal dictionary

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