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gapeworm

[geyp-wurm, gap-] /ˈgeɪpˌwɜrm, ˈgæp-/
noun
1.
a nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that causes gapes.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; gape + worm
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gapeworm

/ˈɡeɪpˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
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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