[ mahy-kroh-fi-lair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ fɪˈlɛər i ə /
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noun, plural mi·cro·fi·lar·i·ae [mahy-kroh-fi-lair-ee-ee]. /ˌmaɪ kroʊ fɪˈlɛər iˌi/.
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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British Dictionary definitions for microfilaria
/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊfɪˈlɛərɪə) /
noun plural -iae (-ɪˌiː)
zoology the early larval stage of certain parasitic nematodes (filariae), found in the blood of infected individuals
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