roundworm

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noun round·worm \ˈrau̇nd-ˌwərm\

Definition of roundworm

  1. :  nematode; also :  a related round-bodied unsegmented worm (such as a spiny-headed worm) as distinguished from a flatworm

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First Known Use of roundworm

1558


ROUNDWORM Defined for English Language Learners

roundworm

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noun round·worm \ˈrau̇nd-ˌwərm\

Definition of roundworm for English Language Learners

  • : a small worm with a long, round body that lives inside the bodies of people and animals


ROUNDWORM Defined for Kids

roundworm

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noun round·worm \ˈrau̇nd-ˌwərm\

Definition of roundworm for Students

  1. :  a worm that has a round body with no segments and is sometimes a serious parasite of people and animals


Medical Dictionary

roundworm

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noun round·worm \ˈrau̇n-ˌdwərm\

Medical Definition of roundworm

  1. :  nematode; also :  a related round-bodied unsegmented worm (as an acanthocephalan) as distinguished from a flatworm



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