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Definition of "filariasis" [fil•a•ri•a•sis]

  • Disease caused by infestation of tissue with filariae. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "filariasis" in a sentence
  • "He's got a new disease called filariasis, a sort of low fever that he picked up in the Cubapines or"
  • "Local, national and regional political will and leadership is also needed if we, together, are to meet the target of eliminating lymphatic filariasis, river blindness and trachoma, from the region by 2015."
  • "In addition, USAID is supporting efforts to eliminate two other NTDs in the Western Hemisphere - lymphatic filariasis and river blindness."