filariasis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

19th Century, from New Latin; see filaria.

NounEdit

filariasis

  1. A disease common in tropical and subtropical countries resulting from infestation of the lymphatic system with nematode worms transmitted by mosquitoes: characterised by inflammation.

Derived termsEdit

  • Bancroftian filariasis

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Last modified on 20 November 2013, at 10:21