filaria

Definitions of filaria
  1. noun
    European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
  2. noun
    slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects
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    type of:
    nematode, nematode worm, roundworm
    unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
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