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  1. The roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides.
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Historical Examples

  • Some of the Annelida, as Filaria and Lumbricus, he also regarded as insects.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • When contracted, this Lumbricus terrestris was barely an inch in length.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • With his eighty-five, apart from external operations lawful or not, Mr. Parnell can act as a sort of lumbricus in the House.

  • The proper habitat of the lumbricus is the upper and middle part of the small intestine.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • Linnaeus recognized only one species of earthworm and named it Lumbricus terrestris.