filariform


filariform
1. Resembling filariae or other types of small nematode worms. SEE ALSO: f. larva. 2. Thin or hairlike.

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fi·lar·i·form -ə-.fȯrm adj of a larval nematode resembling a filaria esp. in having a slender elongated form and in possessing a delicate capillary esophagus

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fi·lar·i·form (fĭ-larґĭ-form) threadlike; resembling filariae; denoting that developmental stage in the life cycle of certain nematodes which is characterized by the possession of an esophagus of uniform diameter and which is often, as in hookworms, the infective stage.

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