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Medical Term:

Muellerius capillaris

Pronunciation: mu-ler'e-us kap'i-la'ris

Definition: One of the most common species of hair lungworms (subfamily Protostrongylinae) of sheep, goats, and deer. It is smaller than Dictyocaulus, inhabits the smaller bronchi and lung parenchyma, and is relatively nonpathogenic to its host.

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