tongue worm

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Synonyms for tongue worm

wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth

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14) The worm was later identified by its morphology and by molecular phylogenetic analysis as the third instar larva of Linguatula serrata, the tongue worm.
In the Austrian case of ocular linguatulosis, the pupil was not constricted pharmacologically prior to worm extraction, and the larval tongue worm escaped to the posterior chamber where its removal from a recess in the ciliary body required lens removal and vitrectomy.
serrata tongue worms, and children generally tend to have carefree contact with pet animals.
To the Editor: Pentastomids or tongue worms are a unique group of vermiform parasites, phylogenetically related to arthropods (1).
Athropods, tongue worms, leeches, and arthropod-borne diseases.