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lungworm

[luhng-wurm] /ˈlʌŋˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
any nematode worm of the superfamily Metastrongylidae, parasitic in the lungs of various mammals.
2.
a nematode worm of the genus Rhabdias, parasitic in the lungs of reptiles and amphibians.
Origin of lungworm
1880-1885
1880-85; lung + worm
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Examples from the web for lungworm
  • Various species of rats are the definitive hosts of the parasite, also known as the rat lungworm.
  • They are susceptible to disease such as lungworm, and sometimes fall off cliffs.
British Dictionary definitions for lungworm

lungworm

/ˈlʌŋˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
any parasitic nematode worm of the family Metastrongylidae, occurring in the lungs of mammals, esp Metastrongylus apri which infects pigs
2.
any of certain other nematodes that are parasitic in the lungs
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lungworm in Medicine

lungworm lung·worm (lŭng'wûrm')
n.
Any of various nematode worms, especially of the family Metastrongylidae, that are parasitic in the lungs of mammals.

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