noun plural

Po·​ro·​ce·​phal·​i·​dae -si-ˈfal-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Porocephalidae (audio)
: a family of tongue worms (order Porocephalida) having cylindrical bodies and occurring as adults in the lungs of reptiles and as young in various vertebrates including humans

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“Porocephalidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Porocephalidae. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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