[fil-uh-rahy-uh-sis] /ˌfɪl əˈraɪ ə sɪs/
infection by filarial worms in the blood and lymph channels, lymph glands, and other tissues, the various species causing skin swellings, blindness, or elephantiasis if untreated.
a disease common in tropical and subtropical countries resulting from infestation of the lymphatic system with the nematode worms Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi, transmitted by mosquitoes: characterized by inflammation and obstruction of the lymphatic vessels See also elephantiasis
filariasis fil·a·ri·a·sis (fĭl’ə-rī’ə-sĭs)
Disease caused by the presence of filariae in the tissues of the body, often resulting in occlusion of the lymphatic channels that can lead to elephantiasis.
Any of various infections, often of the skin, eyes, and lymph nodes, caused by infestation of tissue with filariae.
[film] /fɪlm/ noun 1. a thin layer or coating: a film of grease on a plate. 2. a thin sheet of any material: a film of ice. 3. a thin skin or membrane. 4. a delicate web of filaments or fine threads. 5. a thin haze, blur, or mist. 6. Photography. 7. Movies. 8. Often, […]
[fil-muh-buh l] /ˈfɪl mə bəl/ adjective 1. noting or pertaining to a story or to a literary work readily adaptable to motion picture form.
noun 1. a badgelike device that, when processed, indicates whether a dose of radiation has been received: worn by workers subject to radiation exposure.
[film-kahrd] /ˈfɪlmˌkɑrd/ noun 1. .