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  • adjective Bancroft (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Bancroft's ..."


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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Bancroft.


  • Or Wuchereria bancrofti, a parasite that invades the lymph nodes, often causing their male hosts to develop testicles the size of cannonballs.

    The Monstrumologist

  • The thread-like, parasitic filarial worms Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi that cause lymphatic filariasis live almost exclusively in humans.

    Chapter 2

  • Organic material in the coconut husk pits creates a suitable environment for Culex quinquefasciatus and this type of cultivation is therefore closely associated with Wuchereria bancrofti filariasis.

    Chapter 9

  • On the islands of the South Pacific a special form of W. bancrofti occurs which has a life cycle adapted to the biting pattern of its vector, Aedes polynesiensis.

    Chapter 5

  • In urban areas and in some of the rural areas of Asia the distribution of W. bancrofti is linked to the distribution of Culex quinquefasciatus, which breeds in organically polluted water.

    Chapter 5

  • Wucheraria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori with W. bancrofti (bancrofian filariasis) being the most widespread.

    1. Target audience, objectives, scope and structure

  • Humans are the only reservoir for W. bancrofti and B. timori, but B. malaya is also found in monkeys.

    1. Target audience, objectives, scope and structure

  • Group of conditions caused by infection with various nematodes, the most common being Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Onchocerca volvulus,

    Chapter 11

  • This species, _Filaria bancrofti_, is not only very widely distributed, but in regions such as some of the South Sea Islands a very large per cent of the natives have the filariæ present in their blood.

    Insects and Diseases A Popular Account of the Way in Which Insects may Spread or Cause some of our Common Diseases

  • These range from the bacterial type III secretion systems, the cnidarian nematocysts, the toxoglossate radula and apparatus of Conus, the parasitic physiology of Wuchereria bancrofti, the piercing / sucking mouthparts of predaceous insects, and the solenoglyphous skull, pit organs, and venom apparatus of pit vipers.



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