Origin of lungworm
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- any parasitic nematode worm of the family Metastrongylidae, occurring in the lungs of mammals, esp Metastrongylus apri which infects pigs
- any of certain other nematodes that are parasitic in the lungs
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- Any of various nematode worms, especially of the family Metastrongylidae, that are parasitic in the lungs of mammals.
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