Meaning of filariasis

fil•a•ri•a•sis

Pronunciation: (fil"u-rī'u-sis), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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