Onchocercidae

Onchocercidae
A family of nematode parasites (superfamily Filarioidea) characterized by production of microfilariae; it includes the genera Onchocerca, Wuchereria, Brugia, Loa, and Mansonella.

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  • Filaria — Fi*la ri*a, n.; pl. {filariae}. [NL., fr. L. filum a thread.] (Zo[ o]l.) a small, slender nematode worm of the family {Onchocercidae} ({Filariidae}) of many species, parasitic when adult in various animals, including man. They may live within the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Filaria — Fi*la ri*a, n. [NL., fr. L. filum a thread.] (Zo[ o]l.) a former genus comprised of certain nematodes, now classed as belonging to several genera within the family {Onchocercidae}. See {Onchocerca} and {Guinea worm}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • filariae — Filaria Fi*la ri*a, n.; pl. {filariae}. [NL., fr. L. filum a thread.] (Zo[ o]l.) a small, slender nematode worm of the family {Onchocercidae} ({Filariidae}) of many species, parasitic when adult in various animals, including man. They may live… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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