noun Date: 1565 nematode; also a related round-bodied unsegmented worm (as a spiny-headed worm) as distinguished from a flatworm

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  • roundworm — [[t]ra͟ʊndwɜː(r)m[/t]] roundworms N VAR A roundworm is a very small worm that lives in the intestines of people, pigs, and other animals …   English dictionary

  • roundworm — /rownd werrm /, n. any nematode, esp. Ascaris lumbricoides, that infests the intestine of humans and other mammals. [1555 65; ROUND1 + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • roundworm — noun /ˈrawndˌwərm/ An invertebrate animal of the phylum Nematoda. Many species of roundworms are parasites. Syn: nematode …   Wiktionary

  • roundworm — round|worm [ˈraundwə:m US wə:rm] n a small round ↑parasite that lives in the bodies of animals and sometimes humans →↑tapeworm, worm ↑worm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roundworm — round|worm [ raund,wɜrm ] noun count a small WORM that lives in the stomachs of people and some animals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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