Metastrongylus

noun

Meta·​stron·​gy·​lus -ˈsträn-jə-ləs How to pronounce Metastrongylus (audio)
: a genus that is the type of the family Metastrongylidae and includes slender threadlike nematode worms parasitizing as adults the lungs and sometimes other organs of mammals and as larvae various earthworms

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“Metastrongylus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Metastrongylus. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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