Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the microscopic parasitic worms known as filaria, or an infestation thereof.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or caused by, filariæ and allied parasitic worms.
  • adj. Straight, as if in a line.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, of the nature of, or caused by Filaria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. related to or infested with or transmitting parasitic worms especially filaria

Etymologies

From filaria +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Both conditions are known as filarial diseases in which the body is infected with parasitic worms.

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  • In their research, the boffins are working with parasites called filarial nematodes, which can cause conditions such as elephantiasis.

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  • February 8, 2008 at 9: 54 pm filarial all great movies! but you havent seen the diving bell and the butterfly have you ..

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  • Stop commenting. filarial: thanks! kevin: Just hold on for Friday … you can make it … although it seems like maybe you should lie down until then.

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  • February 13, 2008 at 2: 06 am filarial hahahaha … btw – I agree with you Keira Knitley is probabaly the only actress in her age group that ttly irritates me to the core (I cant believe she was nominated for the oscar last year!) and I agree with your BF as well – for the first time she was tolerable …

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  • March 6, 2008 at 2: 37 am filarial hahahaa … could have been Lars

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  • The filarial worms have essentially the same life cycle as O. volvulus, and the same susceptibility to ivermectin.

    Parasite Rex

  • The adult filarial worms live in the lymph channels, and the baby worms they produce move into the bloodstream, spending most of their time in the capillaries in tissues deep within the body.

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  • Then there are filarial worms that cause elephantiasis, which can make a scrotum swell up until it can fill a wheelbarrow.

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  • Elephantiasis: A disease caused by filarial worms.

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