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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fi-lar'e-oy'de-a

Definition: A superfamily of filarial nematodes parasitic in many animal species, including humans; includes the families Filariidae, Diplotraenidae, Onchocercidae, and Stephanofilariidae.

See: Filaria

Synonym(s): Filariicae

See Also: Dipetalonema, Dirofilaria, Loa loa, Mansonella, Onchocerca, Wuchereria, Brugia

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