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linguatula in Medicine


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  1. A genus of endoparasitic bloodsucking arthropods commonly known as tongue worms and found in lungs or air passages of various vertebrates, including humans.
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  • All naturalists, Cuvier included, placed this animal among intestinal worms, under the name of Linguatula or Pentastoma.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates

    P. J. Van Beneden

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