Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to filarial: Filarial infection


n. pl. fi·lar·i·ae (-ē-ē′)
Any of various slender, threadlike nematode worms of the superfamily Filarioidea that are parasitic in vertebrates and are often transmitted as larvae by mosquitoes and other biting insects. Infestation with different species of filariae cause diseases such as lymphatic filariasis (which can lead to elephantiasis) and onchocerciasis.

[New Latin Fīlāria, former genus name, from Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.]

fi·lar′i·al (-ē-əl), fi·lar′i·an (-ē-ən) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.filarial - related to or infested with or transmitting parasitic worms especially filaria
References in periodicals archive ?
Of the various described filarial parasites, only a few cause infection in humans.
We report 74 patients in Italy infected with Mansonella perstans nematodes, a poorly described filarial parasite.
Granulomatous filarial encephalomyelitis caused by Chandlerella quiscali in a northern crested caracara (Cavacara cheriway).
Histopathological Diagnosis in non neoplastic lymph nodes Tuberculous lymphadenitis 59% Reactice change 40% Filarial lymphadenitis 1% Note: Table made from pie chart.
This reflects the micro filarial infection rates are reducing showing the effectiveness of MDA program.
Filarial infections, eg lymphatic filariasis, loiasis, and onchocerciasis, can also cause eosinophilia.
Keywords: Buffalo; ear sore; filarial dermatitis; ivermectin; treatment
In the session on filarial, Eileen Devaney from Scotland discussed about the microRNA: A new technique for Filarial nematode and its control.
70) Recent studies also showed existence of co-infection of filarial parasite with bacteria (TB), (49) malaria (49,71) and opportunistic yeast.
Filariasis is an infection caused by microscopic, thread-like worms called filarial worms and is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito which develops into adult worms.