Linguatula

[ lĭng-gwăchyə-lə ]

n.

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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Example sentences from the Web for Linguatula

  • All naturalists, Cuvier included, placed this animal among intestinal worms, under the name of Linguatula or Pentastoma.