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Medical Term:

Crenosoma vulpis

Pronunciation: kre'no-so'ma vul'pis


A metastrongyle lungworm species of the fox, wolf, dog, raccoon, and other small carnivores in Europe, Asia, and North America; it occurs in the bronchi, causing bronchitis.

[G. krene, a (mineral) spring, + soma, body; L. vulpes, fox]

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