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lungworm

[ luhng-wurm ]
/ ˈlʌŋˌwɜrm /
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noun

any nematode worm of the superfamily Metastrongylidae, parasitic in the lungs of various mammals.
a nematode worm of the genus Rhabdias, parasitic in the lungs of reptiles and amphibians.

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Origin of lungworm

First recorded in 1880–85; lung + worm

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British Dictionary definitions for lungworm

lungworm
/ (ˈlʌŋˌwɜːm) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for lungworm

lungworm
[ lŭngwûrm′ ]

n.

Any of various nematode worms, especially of the family Metastrongylidae, that are parasitic in the lungs of mammals.
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