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Meaning of lungworm

lung•worm

Pronunciation: (lung'wûrm"), [key]
— n.
  1. any nematode worm of the superfamily Metastrongylidae, parasitic in the lungs of various mammals.
  2. a nematode worm of the genus Rhabdias, parasitic in the lungs of reptiles and amphibians.
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