Dipetalonematidae

Dipetalonematidae
Di·pet·a·lo·ne·mat·i·dae -nə-'mat-ə-.dē n pl a family of filarial worms distinguished by possession of slender larvae with no anterior spines and including most filarial worms parasitic in humans and domestic animals

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  • dipetalonematidae — di·pet·a·lo·ne·mat·i·dae …   English syllables

  • dipetalonematidae — əl(ˌ)ōnə̇ˈmad.əˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Dipetalonemat , Dipetalonema, type genus + idae : a family of filarial worms distinguished from Filariidae by possession of slender larvae with no anterior spines and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • LOA — Abbreviation for left occipitoanterior position. * * * leave of absence; Leber optic atrophy; left occipitoanterior [fetal position] * * * Loa lō ə n a genus of African filarial worms of the family Dipetalonematidae that infect the subcutaneous… …   Medical dictionary

  • Onchocerca — A genus of elongated filariform nematodes (family Onchocercidae) that inhabit the connective tissue of their hosts, usually within firm nodules in which these parasites are coiled and entangled. SYN: Oncocerca. [G. onkos, a barb, + kerkos, tail]… …   Medical dictionary

  • Wuchereria — A genus of filarial nematodes (family Onchocercidae, superfamily Filarioidea) characterized by adult forms that live chiefly in lymphatic vessels and produce large numbers of embryos or microfilariae that circulate in the bloodstream… …   Medical dictionary

  • dipetalonema — (ˌ)dīˌped.əlōˈnēmə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from di + petal + nema : a genus of tropical filarial worms whose adults occur in connective tissue and skin of man and apes and monkeys and whose microfilariae occur in their blood …   Useful english dictionary

  • dirofilaria — |dī(ˌ)rō+ noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from diro (from Latin dirus ominous, dreadful) + Filaria more at dire : a genus of filarial worms (family Dipetalonematidae) see heartworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • mansonella — ˌman(t)səˈnelə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Sir Patrick Manson died 1922 British physician and parasitologist + New Latin ella : a genus of filarial worms (family Dipetalonematidae) including one (M. ozzardi) that is common… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wuchereria — ˌwu̇kəˈrirēə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from O. Wucherer, 19th century German physician + New Latin ia : a genus of filarial worms (family Dipetalonematidae) including the parasite (W. bancrofti) of tropical elephantiasis and a …   Useful english dictionary

  • loa — I. ˈlōə noun Etymology: New Latin, of African origin; akin to Kongo lowa, loba eye worm 1. capitalized : a genus of African filarial worms (family Dipetalonematidae) infecting the subcutaneous tissues and blood of man, transmitted by the bite of… …   Useful english dictionary

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