EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun infection by filarial worms in the blood and lymph channels, lymph glands, and other tissues, the various species causing skin swellings, blindness, or elephantiasis if untreated.
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filariasis is terribly common, and so is Culex fatigans.
It was he who discovered that
filariasis is transmissible by this method alone. Filariasis: a disease caused by the presence of minute worms or Filaria, transmitted by mosquitoes.
It is fairly constant in trichinosis, uncinariasis,
filariasis, and echinococcus disease.
It is not necessary here to describe the loathsome deformities which occur in the later stages of
filariasis. British Dictionary definitions for filariasis noun a disease common in tropical and subtropical countries resulting from infestation of the lymphatic system with the nematode worms Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi, transmitted by mosquitoes: characterized by inflammation and obstruction of the lymphatic vessels See also elephantiasis Word Origin for filariasis
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filariasis [fĭl′ə-rī ′ə-sĭs] n. Disease caused by the presence of filariae in the tissues of the body, often resulting in occlusion of the lymphatic channels that can lead to elephantiasis.
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Any of various infections, often of the skin, eyes, and lymph nodes, caused by infestation of tissue with filariae.
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