stomach worm


noun

a nematode, Haemonchus contortus, parasitic in the stomach of sheep, cattle, and related animals.

Nearby words

  1. stomach pump,
  2. stomach stapling,
  3. stomach sweetbread,
  4. stomach tooth,
  5. stomach tube,
  6. stomach-churning,
  7. stomachache,
  8. stomachal,
  9. stomacher,
  10. stomachic

Origin of stomach worm

First recorded in 1640–50


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British Dictionary definitions for stomach worm

stomach worm

noun

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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