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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: di-pet'a-lo-ne'ma


A genus of nematode filariae with species in humans and many other mammals; as with other filarial worms, it produces microfilariae in blood or tissue fluids, with adults found in deep connective tissue, membranes, or visceral surfaces.

[G. di-, two, + petalon, leaf, + nema, thread]

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