hairworm

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hair·worm

noun \ˈher-ˌwərm\

Definition of HAIRWORM

1
:  any of a phylum (Nematomorpha) of elongated worms that have separate sexes, are parasitic in arthropods as larvae, and are free-living in water as adults —called also horsehair worm
2
:  any of a genus (Capillaria) of nematode worms that include serious parasites of the alimentary tract of fowls and tissue and organ parasites of mammals

First Known Use of HAIRWORM

1658

hair·worm

noun \ˈha(ə)r-ˌwərm, ˈhe(ə)r-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAIRWORM

1
: any nematode worm of the genus Capillaria

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