Heartworm meaning

härt'wûrm'
A filarial worm (Dirofilaria immitis) transmitted by mosquitoes and parasitic in the heart and associated blood vessels of dogs and other canids.
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The condition resulting from infestation with the heartworm.
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A nematode worm (Dirofilaria immitis) transmitted by mosquitoes or fleas that is parasitic in the bloodstream, esp. in the heart, of dogs, cats, etc.
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A parasitic filarial worm (Dirofilaria immitis) that is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects the pulmonary arteries and often the right side of the heart of dogs and other canids and sometimes other mammals, including cats.
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The condition resulting from infection with heartworms, characterized by respiratory symptoms and fatigue.
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A parasitic organism that afflicts dogs.
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The condition caused by this organism.
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