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lungworm

 [lung´werm]
any parasitic worm that invades the lungs, such as Paragonimus westermani in humans.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lungworm

(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

Any one of various parasitic worms that can affect the lungs in the course of their life cycles.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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