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

Origin and Etymology of gapeworm

2gape + 1worm


First Known Use: 1873


Medical Dictionary

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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