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Linguatulidae

Pronunciation: ling-gwat'yu-li'de

Definition: One of the families of Pentastomida of medical interest, the other being the Porocephalidae. Linguatulidae have flattened bodies; adults inhabit the nasal cavities of various carnivores, such as the dog and cat; larval forms are found in tissues of rodents, herbivores, and other animals; both larvae and adults have been reported from humans.

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