lungworm


lung·worm

noun \-ˌwərm\

Definition of LUNGWORM

:  any of various nematodes that infest the lungs and air passages of mammals

First Known Use of LUNGWORM

1882

lung·worm

noun \-ˌwərm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LUNGWORM

: any of various nematodes especially of the family Metastrongylidae that infest the lungs and air passages of mammals: as a : a nematode of the genus Dictyocaulus b : a lungworm of the genus Metastrongylus (M. apri synonym M. elongatus) that infests swine and causes bronchitis

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