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Definition of "lungworm" [lung•worm]

  • Any of various nematode worms, especially of the family Metastrongylidae, that are parasitic in the lungs of mammals. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lungworm" in a sentence
  • "For example, a small increase in temperature has a clear effect on the development of the muskox lungworm Umingmakstrongylus pallikuukensis in its gastropod intermediate hosts [153]."
  • "Development of the muskox lungworm Umingmakstrongylus pallikuukensis (Protostrongylidae), in gastropods in the Arctic."
  • "As soon as the lungworm touches the spore package, it latches on and climbs up to the top."