A superfamily of nematodes of the suborder spirurina. Its organisms possess a filiform body and a mouth surrounded by papillae. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(fĭ-lar″e-oi´de-ә) a superfamily of parasitic nematodes (filariae), the adults of which are threadlike worms that invade the tissues and body cavities, where the female deposits microfilariae (prelarvae). These microfilariae are ingested by bloodsucking insects in whom they pass their developmental stag...
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(from the article `filariasis`) a group of infectious disorders caused by threadlike nematodes of the superfamily Filarioidea, that invade the subcutaneous tissues and lymphatics ...
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Filarioidea A superfamily or order of nematode parasites, the adults being threadlike worms which invade the tissues and body cavities where the female deposits embryonated eggs [prelarvae] known as microfilariae. These microfilariae are ingested by blood-sucking insects in whom they pass their developmental stage and are returned to a human by th
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The Filarioidea are a superfamily of nematodes (roundworms). The members of this superfamily are known as filarial worms. Infections with parasitic filarial worms cause filariasis. Drugs against these worms are known as filaricides. It consists of seven families, namely Aproctidae, Creagrocercidae, Drilonematidae, Filariidae, Homungellidae, Mesidi
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Type: Term Pronunciation: fi-lar′ē-oy′dē-ă Definitions: 1. A superfamily of filarial nematodes parasitic in many animal species, including humans; includes the families Filariidae, Diplotraenidae, Onchocercidae, and Stephanofilariidae. Synonyms: Filariicae See: Filaria
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