Definition of microfilaria in English:


Syllabification: mi·cro·fi·lar·i·a
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōfəˈle(ə)rēə

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

  • The minute larva of a filaria.
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    • 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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