hairworm

[ hair-wurm ]
/ ˈhɛərˌwɜrm /
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noun

any small, slender worm of the family Trichostrongylidae, parasitic in the alimentary canals of various animals.

Nearby words

  1. hairstyle,
  2. hairstylist,
  3. hairtail,
  4. hairweave,
  5. hairweaving,
  6. hairy,
  7. hairy cell,
  8. hairy cell leukemia,
  9. hairy frog,
  10. hairy heart

Origin of hairworm

First recorded in 1650–60; hair + worm

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British Dictionary definitions for hairworm

hairworm

/ (ˈhɛəˌwɜːm) /

noun

any hairlike nematode worm of the family Trichostrongylidae, such as the stomach worm, parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates
Also called: horsehair worm any very thin long worm of the phylum (or class) Nematomorpha, the larvae of which are parasitic in arthropods
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