[ lĭng-gwăchyə-lə ]


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.