jointworm

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noun joint·worm \ˈjȯint-ˌwərm\

Definition of jointworm

  1. :  the larva of any of several small chalcid wasps (genus Tetramesa synonym Harmolita) that attacks the stems of grain-producing plants (as wheat or barley) and causes swellings like galls at or just above the first joint

1851

First Known Use of jointworm

1851


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