[ joint-wurm ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪntˌwɜrm /
the larva of any of several chalcid flies of the family Eurytomidae, especially of the genus Harmolita, that feeds within the stems of grasses, often causing a gall near the first joint.
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British Dictionary definitions for jointworm
/ (ˈdʒɔɪntˌwɜːm) /
US the larva of chalcid flies of the genus Harmolita, esp H. tritici, which form galls on the stems of cereal plants
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