Definition of filariasis in English:

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filariasis

Pronunciation: /fɪˌlɛːrɪˈeɪsɪs/
/ˌfɪləˈrʌɪəsɪs/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A tropical disease caused by the presence of filarial worms, especially in the lymph vessels where heavy infestation can result in elephantiasis.
Example sentences
  • Malaria, filariasis, and dengue fever are the three major causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries.
  • At a time when diseases spread by mosquitoes such as dengue fever and filariasis are on the increase, the experts' warning is alarming.
  • Lack of awareness regarding all vector-borne diseases like filariasis is the major bottleneck in the promotion of such schemes.

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