horsehair worm

horsehair worm

noun
any long, slender worm of the phylum Nematomorpha, developing parasitically on insects and crustaceans, and free-living as adults in streams and ponds.


Origin:
1745–55

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horsehair worm
 
n
another name for hairworm

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