gapeworm

play
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

play
noun gape·worm \ˈgāp-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of gapeworm

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gapeworm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!