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worm lizards Amphisbaenidae , family Amphisbaenidae
terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers angleworm , crawler , dew worm , earthworm , fishing worm , fishworm , nightcrawler , nightwalker , red worm , wiggler
worm with segmented body annelid
small primitive marine worm lacking external segmentation and resembling polychaete larvae archiannelid
any worm of the Chaetognatha; transparent marine worm with horizontal lateral and caudal fins and a row of movable curved spines at each side of the mouth arrowworm , chaetognath
drug (trade name Atabrine) used to treat certain worm infestations and once used to treat malaria Atabrine , mepacrine , quinacrine , quinacrine hydrochloride
segmented marine worm with bright red body; often used for bait bloodworm
type genus of the Branchiobdellidae: a small worm that lives on the gills or surface of a crayfish attached by a sucker Branchiobdella , genus Branchiobdella
worm-like arthropod centipede
tadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm; tail disappears in adult stage cercaria
stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm chaeta
painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin dracunculiasis , Guinea worm , Guinea worm disease
small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children Enterobius vermicularis , pinworm , threadworm
worm fish family Microdesmidae , Microdesmidae
worm or tapeworm, parasitic round- helminth
worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes helminth , parasitic worm
parasitic worm helminth , trematode
worm-like form of insect before metamorphosis larva
skirt consisting of a rectangle of calico or printed cotton; worm by Polynesians (especially Samoans) lavalava
worm once used by healers leech
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