gapeworm

noun
gape·​worm | \ ˈgāp-ˌwərm How to pronounce gapeworm (audio) , sometimes ˈgap- \

Definition of gapeworm

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

First Known Use of gapeworm

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gapeworm

gape entry 2 + worm entry 1

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“Gapeworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gapeworm. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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gapeworm

noun
gape·​worm | \ ˈgāp-ˌwərm How to pronounce gapeworm (audio) \

Medical Definition of gapeworm

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

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