- any of various large nematodes parasitic in the kidneys, especially Stephanurus dentatus, found in pigs.
Origin of kidney worm
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for kidney worm
In this country the writer has repeatedly observed the kidney-worm in the mink, the dog, and the wolf.