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The Collaborative Dictionary

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.]

Word Net

wheatworm n : small roundworm parasitic on wheat [syn: wheat eel, wheat eelworm, Tylenchus tritici]
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