Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Any of various nematode worms of the order Strongylida that are parasitic in the lungs of mammals.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Animals) any parasitic nematode worm of the family Metastrongylidae, occurring in the lungs of mammals, esp Metastrongylus apri which infects pigs
2. (Animals) any of certain other nematodes that are parasitic in the lungs
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
any of various parasitic nematodes that invade the lungs.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
n. gusano nematodo que infesta los pulmones.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012