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fil·a·ri·a·sis

 (fĭl′ə-rī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. fil·a·ri·a·ses (-sēz′)
Disease caused by infestation, especially of the lymphatic system, with filarial worms.

filariasis

(ˌfɪləˈraɪəsɪs; fɪˌlɛərɪˈeɪsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a disease common in tropical and subtropical countries resulting from infestation of the lymphatic system with the nematode worms Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi, transmitted by mosquitoes: characterized by inflammation and obstruction of the lymphatic vessels. See also elephantiasis
[C19: from New Latin; see filaria]

fil•a•ri•a•sis

(ˌfɪl əˈraɪ ə sɪs)

n.
infestation with filarial worms in the blood, lymphatic tissue, etc.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filariasis - a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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Removal of an affected lymph node without additional treatment is often considered sufficient treatment for zoonotic filariases.
filariases can be controlled and even prevented if the breeding sites of the vectors are cleared.