Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

lungworm

play
noun lung·worm \-ˌwərm\

Definition of lungworm

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



1882

First Known Use of lungworm

1882


Medical Dictionary

lungworm

play
noun lung·worm \-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of lungworm

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




Learn More about lungworm

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of lungworm Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lungworm


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lungworm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to destroy or remove completely

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

brumal estival vernal hiemal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ