or meas·ur·ing worm
[ mezh-er-ing-wurm ]
/ ˈmɛʒ ər ɪŋˌwɜrm /
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the larva of any geometrid moth, which progresses by bringing the rear end of the body forward and then advancing the front end.
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British Dictionary definitions for measuringworm
the larva of a geometrid moth: it has legs on its front and rear segments only and moves in a series of loopsAlso called: looper, inchworm
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