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Chromosomes- threadlike structure of proteins and nucleic acids in the nucleus of a cell that carry genetic information to and from genes

Embryonated-  the state of being undeveloped

Endosymbiotic- when one symbiont lives within the body of another one

Eukaryotic- an organism consisting of a cell that has genetic makeup of DNA; A single-celled or multicellular organism whose cells contain a distinct membrane-bound nucleus.

Heterotrophic- an organism which derives its nutrients from complex organic substances

Lymphadenopathy- a disease causing infection to the lymph nodes

Microfilarias- the embryonic larva or a nematode parasite which usually can cause heartworms in dogs or elephantiasis in humans

Parasite- an organism that lives in or on another organism, which is usually its host

Prokaryotic- an organism consisting of a single cell that doesn’t contain a nucleus or specialized organelles

Sister taxa- the system of classifying organisms

Subcutaneous- lying or applied under the skin

Wolbachia- a genus of bacteria that infects arthropod species

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