[ lĭng-gwăch′yə-lə ]
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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