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Pronunciation: lung'wormz

Definition: Nematodes that inhabit the air passages of animals, chiefly in the family Metastrongylidae (or Protostrongylidae).

See: Aelurostrongylus, Crenosoma vulpis, Metastrongylus, Muellerius capillaris

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