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lungworm

[′ləŋ‚wərm]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of the nematodes that are parasites of terrestrial and marine nematodes, most commonly found in the respiratory tract, characterized by a reduced or absent stoma capsule, and an oral opening surrounded by six well-developed lips.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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