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Pronunciation: ar-mil′i-fer

Definition: A genus of Pentastomida (order Porocephalida, family Porocephalidae); adults of these wormlike parasites are found in the lungs of reptiles and the young in many mammals, including humans.

[O. Fr. armille, fr. L. armilla, a bracelet]

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