kidney worm

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noun

any of various large nematodes parasitic in the kidneys, especially Stephanurus dentatus, found in pigs.

Nearby words

  1. kidney ore,
  2. kidney punch,
  3. kidney stone,
  4. kidney stones,
  5. kidney vetch,
  6. kidney, artificial,
  7. kidney-shaped,
  8. kidneys,
  9. kidneywort,
  10. kidology

Origin of kidney worm

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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