wheat-worm

wheatworm

[hweet-wurm, weet-]
noun
a small nematode, Tylenchus tritici, that stunts growth and disrupts seed production in wheat.

Origin:
1860–65; wheat + worm

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wheatworm (ˈwiːtˌwɜːm)
 
n
a parasitic nematode worm, Anguina tritici, that forms galls in the seeds of wheat

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