filariform

[fə-lârə-fôrm′]

adj.

Resembling filariae or other types of small nematode worms.
Thin or hairlike.

Nearby words

  1. filar,
  2. filaria,
  3. filarial,
  4. filariasis,
  5. filaricide,
  6. filariid,
  7. filasse,
  8. filate,
  9. filatov flap,
  10. filature


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Examples from the Web for filariform

  • As to the nematoids, which were filariform, they neither corresponded in size nor structure with my strongyle embryos.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The young of this generation are the more slender "filariform embryos" (Fig. 111).

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
  • Some other filariform nematodes have been imperfectly described.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold