stomach worm

/ˈstʌmək wɜm/ (say 'stumuhk werm)

noun
a nematode worm of the family Trichostrongylidae, Haemonchus contortus, parasitic in sheep and related animals; wireworm.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stomach worm — Stomach Stom ach, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.] 1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stomach worm — n any of various nematode worms parasitic in the stomach of mammals or birds see barber s pole worm, hyostrongylus * * * any parasitic worm that lives in the stomach of an animal, such as species of Haemonchus, Ostertagia, and Teladorsagia …   Medical dictionary

  • stomach worm — noun : any of various nematode worms parasitic in the stomach of mammals or birds; especially : a worm (Haemonchus contortus) common in domestic ruminants called also barber s pole worm, twisted stomach worm * * * a nematode, Haemonchus contortus …   Useful english dictionary

  • stomach worm — a nematode, Haemonchus contortus, parasitic in the stomach of sheep, cattle, and related animals. Also called twisted stomach worm, wireworm. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • lesser stomach worm — n a small threadlike nematode worm of the genus Ostertagia (O. ostertagi) often present in immense numbers in the pyloric part of a sheep s stomach …   Medical dictionary

  • twisted stomach worm. — See stomach worm. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • twisted stomach worm — noun or twisted wireworm : a stomach worm (Haemonchus contortus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • twisted stomach worm. — See stomach worm. [1955 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesser stomach worm — noun : a small threadlike nematode worm (Ostertagia ostertagi) often present in immense numbers in the pyloric part of a sheep s stomach …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stomach — Stom ach, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.] 1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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