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 canal, in which food is digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an animal; a digestive cavity. See {Digestion}, and {Gastric juice}, under {Gastric}. [1913 Webster]

2. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire. [1913 Webster]

He which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy, and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

5. Pride; haughtiness; arrogance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He was a man Of an unbounded stomach. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Stomach pump} (Med.), a small pump or syringe with a flexible tube, for drawing liquids from the stomach, or for injecting them into it.

{Stomach tube} (Med.), a long flexible tube for introduction into the stomach.

{Stomach worm} (Zo["o]l.), the common roundworm ({Ascaris lumbricoides}) found in the human intestine, and rarely in the stomach. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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