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A superfamily or order of nematode parasites, the adults being threadlike worms which invade the tissues and body cavities where the female deposits embryonated eggs [prelarvae] known as microfilariae.

These microfilariae are ingested by blood-sucking insects in whom they pass their developmental stage and are returned to a human by the bites of such insects.

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