filarial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From filaria +‎ -al.

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filarial (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) Of or pertaining to the microscopic parasitic worms known as filaria, or an infestation thereof.
    • 1914, Edward Rhodes Stitt, The Diagnostics and Treatment of Tropical Diseases [1], page 266:
      The knowledge of a filarial infection of the region of the eye seems to date from the time of Magellan.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 297:
      From a cosmetic standpoint, the filarial diseases [...]. were especially unfortunate.

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