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linguatulina

linguatulina


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Linguatulina  \Lin*guat`u*li"na\ 
  (l[i^][ng]*gw[a^]t`[-u]*l[imac]"n[.a]),  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  L. 
  lingua  tongue.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  wormlike,  degraded,  parasitic  arachnids.  They 
  have  two  pairs  of  retractile  hooks,  near  the  mouth.  Called 
  also  {Pentastomida}. 
 
  Note:  The  adults  of  some  species  inhabit  the  nostrils  and 
  nasal  sinuses  of  dogs  and  other  carnivores.  The  young, 
  after  being  swallowed  by  sheep,  rabbits,  etc.,  find 
  their  way  to  the  lungs  and  liver  and  become  encysted. 
  These  when  eaten  by  carnivores,  develop  into  the  adult 
  forms.