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fi•lar•i•a



Pronunciation: (fi-lâr'ē-u), [key]
n.,
pl. -lar•i•aePronunciation: (-lâr'ē-ē"). [key]

any small, threadlike roundworm of the family Filariidae and related families, carried as a larva by mosquitoes and parasitic when adult in the blood or tissues of vertebrates.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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