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microfilaria

[ mahy-kroh-fi-lair-ee-uh ]
/ 藢ma瑟 kro蕣 f瑟藞l蓻蓹r i 蓹 /
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noun, plural mi路cro路fi路lar路i路ae [mahy-kroh-fi-lair-ee-ee]. /藢ma瑟 kro蕣 f瑟藞l蓻蓹r i藢i/.
the embryonic larva of the nematode parasite Filaria or of related genera, especially of those species that cause heartworm in dogs and elephantiasis in humans.
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Origin of microfilaria

From New Latin, dating back to 1875鈥80; see origin at micro-, filaria
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British Dictionary definitions for microfilaria

microfilaria
/ (藢ma瑟kr蓹蕣f瑟藞l蓻蓹r瑟蓹) /

noun plural -iae (-瑟藢i藧)
zoology the early larval stage of certain parasitic nematodes (filariae), found in the blood of infected individuals
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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