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noun
a minute nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, common in vinegar, fermenting paste, etc.
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Also called vinegar worm .

Origin of vinegar eel

First recorded in 1830–40
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vinegar eel

noun
a nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, that feeds on the organisms that cause fermentation in vinegar and other liquidsAlso called: vinegar worm, eelworm
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