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gapeworm

[ geyp-wurm, gap- ]
/ ˈgeɪpˌwɜrm, ˈgæp- /
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noun
a nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that causes gapes.
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Origin of gapeworm

First recorded in 1870–75; gape + worm

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British Dictionary definitions for gapeworm

gapeworm
/ (ˈɡeɪpˌwɜːm) /

noun
a parasitic nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that lives in the trachea of birds and causes gapes in domestic fowl: family Syngamidae
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