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Linguatula Lin·guat·u·la (lĭng-gwāch'yə-lə)
n.
A genus of endoparasitic bloodsucking arthropods commonly known as tongue worms and found in lungs or air passages of various vertebrates, including humans.

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  • All naturalists, Cuvier included, placed this animal among intestinal worms, under the name of linguatula or Pentastoma.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden

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