Lungworm
Lungworm Lung"worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of parasitic nematoid worms which infest the lungs and air passages of cattle, sheep, and other animals, often proving fatal. The lungworm of cattle ({Strongylus micrurus}) and that of sheep ({Strongylus filaria}) are the best known. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lungworm — Lungworms are parasitic nematode worms of the order Strongylida that infest the lungs of vertebrates. The name is used for a variety of different groups of nematodes, some of which also have other common names; what they have in common is that… …   Wikipedia

  • lungworm — /lung werrm /, 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. [1880 85; LUNG + WORM] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • lungworm — lung·worm .wərm n any of various nematodes esp. of the family Metastrongylidae that infest the lungs and air passages of mammals: as a) a nematode of the genus Dictyocaulus b) a lungworm of the genus Metastrongylus (M. apri syn. M. elongatus)… …   Medical dictionary

  • lungworm — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of various nematodes that infest the lungs and air passages of mammals: as a. : a member of the genus Dictyocaulus b. : the swine lungworm (Metastrongylus elongatus) that causes bronchitis and serves as an intermediate host… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lungworm — noun Date: 1882 any of various nematodes that infest the lungs and air passages of mammals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lungworm — noun Any of several nematode worms, of the family Metastrongylidae, that are parasitic to mammalian lungs …   Wiktionary

  • lungworm — n. parasitic worm which infests the lungs of certain animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lungworm — noun a parasitic nematode worm found in the lungs of mammals. [Dictyocaulus and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lungworm — lung•worm [[t]ˈlʌŋˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ivt any of various parasitic nematodes that invade the lungs • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • lungworm — /ˈlʌŋwɜm/ (say lungwerm) noun 1. any nematode worm of the superfamily Metastrongylidae, parasitic in lungs of various mammals. 2. a nematode worm of the genus Rhabdias, parasitic in the lungs of reptiles and amphibians …   Australian English dictionary

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