Wheatworm
Wheatworm Wheat"worm`, n. A small nematode worm ({Tylenchus tritici}, formerly {Anguillula tritici}) which attacks wheat, advancing through the stem to the grains in the ear. In wheat affected with smut, each of the diseased grains may contain a large number of the minute young of the worm. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wheatworm — [hwēt′wʉrm΄, wēt′wʉrm΄] n. a small nematode worm (Anguina tritici) that feeds on wheat, oats, etc …   English World dictionary

  • wheatworm — noun small roundworm parasitic on wheat • Syn: ↑wheat eel, ↑wheat eelworm, ↑Tylenchus tritici • Hypernyms: ↑nematode, ↑nematode worm, ↑roundworm • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheatworm — /hweet werrm , weet /, n. a small nematode, Tylenchus tritici, that stunts growth and disrupts seed production in wheat. [1860 65; WHEAT + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • wheatworm — /ˈwitwɜm/ (say weetwerm) noun a small nematode worm, Anguina tritici, causing disease in wheat …   Australian English dictionary

  • Anguillula tritici — Wheatworm Wheat worm , n. A small nematode worm ({Tylenchus tritici}, formerly {Anguillula tritici}) which attacks wheat, advancing through the stem to the grains in the ear. In wheat affected with smut, each of the diseased grains may contain a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tylenchus tritici — Wheatworm Wheat worm , n. A small nematode worm ({Tylenchus tritici}, formerly {Anguillula tritici}) which attacks wheat, advancing through the stem to the grains in the ear. In wheat affected with smut, each of the diseased grains may contain a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheat eel — noun small roundworm parasitic on wheat • Syn: ↑wheatworm, ↑wheat eelworm, ↑Tylenchus tritici • Hypernyms: ↑nematode, ↑nematode worm, ↑roundworm • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Tylenchus — noun type genus of the family Tylenchidae • Syn: ↑Tylenchus • Hypernyms: ↑worm genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Tylenchidae, ↑family Tylenchidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nematode worm — noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free living but some are parasitic • Syn: ↑nematode, ↑roundworm • Hypernyms: ↑worm • Hyponyms: ↑common roundworm, ↑Ascaris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tylenchus — noun type genus of the family Tylenchidae • Syn: ↑genus Tylenchus • Hypernyms: ↑worm genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Tylenchidae, ↑family Tylenchidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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