gape worm


[geyp-wurm, gap-]
a nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that causes gapes.

1870–75; gape + worm Unabridged
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gapeworm (ˈɡeɪpˌwɜːm)
a parasitic nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that lives in the trachea of birds and causes gapes in domestic fowl: family Syngamidae

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