the larva of any of several darkling beetles of the genus Tenebrio, which infests granaries and is used as food for birds and animals.
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How to use mealworm in a sentence
They seem to be updating their mental model on how the mealworm is moving.
In some tests, the mealworm moves behind an obstacle and then speeds up or slows down.
This allows her to track how successful the bats are at grabbing the mealworms.
In their experiments, the bats echolocate toward a moving mealworm.
They make fewer calls because they aren’t receiving as much data on the moving mealworm.
British Dictionary definitions for mealworm
the larva of various beetles of the genus Tenebrio, esp T. molitor, feeding on meal, flour, and similar stored foods: family Tenebrionidae
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