Definition of microfilaria in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōfəˈlerēə/

noun (plural microfilariae /-fəˈle(ə)rēˌē/ /-ēˌī/)

The minute larva of a filaria.
Example sentences
  • According to health experts, when an infected female mosquito bites a person, she may inject the worm larvae, called microfilariae, into the blood.
  • Over a week or so, these microfilariae develop into infective larvae and can be transmitted when the fly bites another person.
  • When a mosquito bites an infected animal, the heartworm microfilariae are ingested along with the blood.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·fi·lar·i·a

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