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lung·worm

 (lŭng′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various nematode worms of the order Strongylida that are parasitic in the lungs of mammals.
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lungworm

(ˈlʌŋˌwɜːm)
n
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
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lung•worm

(ˈlʌŋˌwɜrm)

n.
any of various parasitic nematodes that invade the lungs.
[1880–85]
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Translations

lungworm

n. gusano nematodo que infesta los pulmones.
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