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Definition of 'filaria'


  1. 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
       Synonyms: redstem storksbill alfilaria alfileria filaree clocks pin grass pin clover Erodium cicutarium
  2. slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects

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