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Medical Term:

microfilaria

Pronunciation: mi'kro-fi-lar'e-a, -e

Definition: Term for embryos of filarial nematodes in the family Onchocercidae. In the past this term has been used as a generic designation (Microfilaria bancrofti, M. malaya).

See: Filaria

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