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rootworm

[root-wurm, roo t-] /ˈrutˌwɜrm, ˈrʊt-/
noun
1.
the larva of any of several insects, as the cucumber beetle, that feeds on the roots of plants.
2.
any of several nematodes, especially of the genus Heterodera, that puncture and feed in the roots of plants.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; root1 + worm
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  • The efficacy of the corn rootworm control material is affected by how it's applied.
  • Managing corn rootworm populations over a large area may decrease the amount of insecticides input into the environment.

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