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stomach worm

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  1. a nematode, Haemonchus contortus, parasitic in the stomach of sheep, cattle, and related animals.

Origin of stomach worm

First recorded in 1640–50
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British Dictionary definitions for stomach worm

stomach worm

  1. any of various nematode worms that are parasitic in the stomach of mammals, esp Haemonchus contortus, which infests sheep: family Trichostrongylidae
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