Linguatula

noun

Lin·​guat·​u·​la liŋ-ˈgwa-chə-lə How to pronounce Linguatula (audio)
: a genus of tongue worms that includes a cosmopolitan parasite (L. serrata) of the nasal and respiratory passages of various canines, sheep and goats, the horse, and occasionally humans

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“Linguatula.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Linguatula. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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