gizzard worm

noun

Definition of gizzard worm

: any of various nematode worms parasitic in the gizzard of birds: such as
a : a spiruroid worm of the genus Acuaria that is a destructive parasite of chickens, turkeys, and related game birds
b : a spiruroid worm (Amidostomum anseris) sometimes fatal to ducks and geese

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“Gizzard worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gizzard%20worm. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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