lungworm

noun lung·worm \ ˈləŋ-ˌwərm \

Definition of lungworm

: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

noun lung·worm \ -ˌwərm \

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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