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noun lung·worm \ˈləŋ-ˌwərm\

Definition of lungworm

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

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First Known Use of lungworm

1882


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lungworm

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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


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