filarial

[ fi-lair-ee-uh l ]
/ fɪˈlɛər i əl /

adjective

belonging to the genus Filaria and allied genera of the family Filariidae.
Pathology. pertaining to or noting infection by filariae: filarial disease.

Nearby words

  1. filament,
  2. filamentary,
  3. filamentous,
  4. filar,
  5. filaria,
  6. filariasis,
  7. filaricide,
  8. filariform,
  9. filariid,
  10. filasse

Origin of filarial

First recorded in 1880–85; filari(a) + -al1

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