noun Date: 1873 a nematode worm (Syngamus trachea) that causes gapes in birds

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  • Gapeworm — Gape worm (? or ?), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The parasitic worm that causes the gapes in birds. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gapeworm — [gāp′wʉrm΄] n. a roundworm (Syngamus trachea) parasitic in the respiratory passage of young poultry and other birds and causing the gapes …   English World dictionary

  • Gapeworm — taxobox | name = Gapeworm image caption = Gapeworms in the trachea of a Ringnecked Pheasant regnum = Animalia phylum = Nematoda classis = Secernentea ordo = Strongylida familia = Syngamidae genus = Syngamus species = S. trachea binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • gapeworm — /gayp werrm , gap /, n. a nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that causes gapes. [1870 75; GAPE + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • gapeworm — noun A parasitic nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that infects the tracheas of some birds and causes the disease …   Wiktionary

  • gapeworm — gape·worm gāp .wərm n a nematode worm of the genus Syngamus (S. trachea) that causes gapes of birds * * * gape·worm (gāpґwərm) Syngamus trachea …   Medical dictionary

  • gapeworm — n. parasitical worm in birds that causes gaping (frequent opening of the mouth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gapeworm — noun a parasitic nematode worm that infests the trachea and bronchi of birds, causing the gapes. [Syngamus trachea.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • gapeworm — gape•worm [[t]ˈgeɪpˌwɜrm, ˈgæp [/t]] n. ivt a nematode, Syngamus trachea, that causes gapes • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • gapeworm — /ˈgeɪpwɜm/ (say gaypwerm) noun a nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, which causes gapes …   Australian English dictionary

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