Hair worm
Hair worm Hair" worm` (w[^u]rm`). (Zo["o]l.) A nematoid worm of the genus {Gordius}, resembling a hair. See {Gordius}. [1913 Webster]

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  • hair|worm — «HAIR WURM», noun. any one of various slender roundworms, parasitic in insects when young, free swimming when adult, often found in ponds and rivers …   Useful english dictionary

  • hair worm — /ˈhɛə wɜm/ (say hair werm) noun any of various very thin nematomorph worms which are free living in freshwater or seawater in the adult phase. Also, horsehair worm …   Australian English dictionary

  • hair worm — noun a long, slender worm related to the nematodes, the larvae being parasites of arthropods. [Phylum Nematomorpha.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • hair worm — n. another term for horsehair worm …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown hair worm — noun : a small brownish nematode of the genus Ostertagia (family Trichostrongylidae) infesting the fourth stomach of sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm out of — Verb. To evade or escape an unpleasant situation by undignified behaviour. E.g. She attempted to worm out of the arrangement by saying she had to wash her hair …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Horsehair worm — Horsehair Horse hair , n. A hair of a horse, especially one from the mane or tail; the hairs of the mane or tail taken collectively; Specifically: a black shiny fabric made of such hairs, used commonly in the 1800 s as a covering for stuffed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horsehair worm — horse·hair worm .ha(ə)r , he(ə)r n any worm of the class or phylum Nematomorpha called also gordiacean, horsehair snake * * * Gordius …   Medical dictionary

  • horsehair worm — horse′hair worm n. ivt any long slender aquatic worm of the phylum Nematomorpha, developing parasitically on insects and crustaceans …   From formal English to slang

  • horsehair worm — /hɔshɛə ˈwɜm/ (say hawshair werm) noun → hair worm. Also, horsehair snake …   Australian English dictionary

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