skinworm

noun

Definition of skinworm

1 : a caterpillar that is the larva of a moth (Archips franciscana) of the family Tortricidae that burrows beneath the skin of apples in the western U.S.
2 : a grub that is the larva of a skin beetle

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“Skinworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skinworm. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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