filaria has definitions from the fields of zoology,botany
[ noun ] (botany) 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

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[ noun ] (zoology) slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects

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nematode Filariidae