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wheatworm

[hweet-wurm, weet-] /ˈʰwitˌwɜrm, ˈwit-/
noun
1.
a small nematode, Tylenchus tritici, that stunts growth and disrupts seed production in wheat.
Origin of wheatworm
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; wheat + worm
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wheatworm

/ˈwiːtˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
a parasitic nematode worm, Anguina tritici, that forms galls in the seeds of wheat
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