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wheatworm

[ hweet-wurm, weet- ]
/ ˈʰwitˌwɜrm, ˈwit- /
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noun
a small nematode, Tylenchus tritici, that stunts growth and disrupts seed production in wheat.
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Origin of wheatworm

First recorded in 1860–65; wheat + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for wheatworm

wheatworm
/ (ˈwiːtˌwɜːm) /

noun
a parasitic nematode worm, Anguina tritici, that forms galls in the seeds of wheat
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