gapes

noun plural but singular in construction
\ ˈgāps How to pronounce gapes (audio) \

Medical Definition of gapes

: a disease of birds and especially young birds in which gapeworms invade and irritate the trachea

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“Gapes.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gapes. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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