roundworm

noun round·worm \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌwərm \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of roundworm

: 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

noun

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

noun round·worm \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌwərm \

Definition of roundworm for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

roundworm

noun round·worm \ ˈrau̇n-ˌdwərm \

medical Definition of roundworm

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


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