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filaria


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filaria  \Fi*la"ri*a\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  filum  a  thread.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  slender,  nematode  worms  of  many  species,  parasitic 
  in  various  animals.  See  {Guinea  worm}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filaria 
  n  1:  European  weed  naturalized  in  southwestern  United  States  and 
  Mexico  having  reddish  decumbent  stems  with  small 
  fernlike  leaves  and  small  deep  reddish-lavender  flowers 
  followed  by  slender  pinlike  fruits  that  stick  straight 
  up  often  grown  for  forage  [syn:  {redstem  storksbill},  {alfilaria}, 
  {alfileria},  {filaree},  {clocks},  {pin  grass},  {pin 
  clover},  {Erodium  cicutarium}] 
  2:  slender  threadlike  roundworms  living  in  the  blood  and 
  tissues  of  vertebrates;  transmitted  as  larvae  by  biting 
  insects 




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