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gapeworm

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noun gape·worm \ˈgāp-ˌwərm sometimes ˈgap-\

Definition of gapeworm

  1. :  a nematode worm (Syngamus trachea) that causes gapes in birds



1873

First Known Use of gapeworm

1873


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gapeworm

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noun gape·worm \ˈgāp-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of gapeworm

  1. :  a nematode worm of the genus Syngamus (S. trachea) that causes gapes of birds




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