tongue worm(redirected from tongue worms)
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Any of various wormlike, sometimes tongue-shaped, parasitic invertebrates of the phylum Pentastomida, having a mouth surrounded by four hooks used to attach to the respiratory passages of reptiles, birds, and carnivorous mammals. Also called pentastome, pentastomid.
(Veterinary Science) vet science a parasitic worm, Linguatula serrata, found in the nose of dogs, so called because of the shape of the worm
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|Noun||1.||tongue worm - wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth; parasitic in nasal sinuses of mammals|
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin