a nematode, Haemonchus contortus, parasitic in the stomach of sheep, cattle, and related animals.
Words nearby stomach worm
Origin of stomach worm
First recorded in 1640–50
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British Dictionary definitions for stomach worm
any of various nematode worms that are parasitic in the stomach of mammals, esp Haemonchus contortus, which infests sheep: family Trichostrongylidae
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