tongue worm


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tongue worm

[′təŋ ‚wərm]
(invertebrate zoology)
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Tongue worms can cause nasopharyngeal and upper respiratory tract infections in zoonotic reservoirs in domestic and wild canids and felids with intermediate hosts in cattle, sheep, rodents, and occasionally man.
serrata, commonly called tongue worms, typically inhabit canids and felids.
The new species, which has been named Invavita piratica (meaning "ancient intruder" and "piracy"), belongs to a group of parasites known as tongue worms.