Linguatulina
Linguatulina Lin*guat`u*li"na (l[i^][ng]*gw[a^]t`[-u]*l[imac]"n[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. lingua tongue.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of wormlike, degraded, parasitic arachnids. They have two pairs of retractile hooks, near the mouth. Called also {Pentastomida}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The adults of some species inhabit the nostrils and nasal sinuses of dogs and other carnivores. The young, after being swallowed by sheep, rabbits, etc., find their way to the lungs and liver and become encysted. These, when eaten by carnivores, develop into the adult forms. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pentastomida — Linguatulina Lin*guat u*li na (l[i^][ng]*gw[a^]t [ u]*l[imac] n[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. lingua tongue.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of wormlike, degraded, parasitic arachnids. They have two pairs of retractile hooks, near the mouth. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linguatulida — Lin gua*tu li*da (l[i^][ng] gw[.a]*t[=u] l[i^]*d[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. lingua tongue.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Linguatulina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pentastomida — Pen ta*stom i*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. ? (see {Penta }) + ? a mouth.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Linguatulina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tongueworm — Tongue worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of Linguatulina. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Пятиустка — (Pentastoma) маленький род своеобразных паразитов, живущих обыкновенно в носовой полости и лобных пазухах млекопитающих или в легких и в полости тела пресмыкающихся. Своим плоским вытянутым телом, одетым плотной кутикулой, на которой заметна… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Zungenwürmer — (Linguatulīna), Ordnung der Spinnentiere, mit wurmförmigem, quergeringeltem Körper, am Munde mit zwei Paar Haken; Sinneswerkzeuge, Blutumlaufs und Atmungsorgane fehlen. Weibchen viel größer als die Männchen; leben schmarotzend in den… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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