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acanthocephalan belonging to the Acanthocephala, a division of parasitic worms with spiny proboscis.
angledug an earthworm.
angleworm a earthworm of the genus Lumbricus, frequently used by anglers for bait.
annelid a member of the Annelida, red-blooded worms.
annelidan a member of the Annelida, red-blooded worms.
annulate (Obs.) an annelid.
ascarid any nematode worm of the parasitic genus Ascaris, infesting the small intestines.
ascaris (Greek) any nematode worm of the parasitic genus Ascaris, infesting the small intestines.
bardie (Aborig.) a white wood-boring grub of Australia.
bonamia a parasite that causes bonamiasis.
brandling a striped earthworm used as fishing bait.
carbora a wood-boring worm.
cercaria (Lat.) the final larval stage of many trematode worms.
cercarial relating to a cercaria, the larval form of a trematode worm.
cercarian relating to a cercaria, the larval form of a trematode worm; (noun) a cercaria.
cestode any parasitic flatworm of the class Cestoda, that includes tapeworms.
cestoid a ribbon-like cestode, or parasitic flatworm.
cestoidean of or like a cestode, a tapeworm; (noun) a tapeworm.
coenure the larval stage of a tapeworm.
coenurus (Lat.) the larval stage of a tapeworm.
cootie (US sl.) a body louse.
cysticercus the larval stage of many tapeworms.
digenetic of or relating to a subclass of trematode worms.
diplozoon a flatworm that lives in pairs fused together on the gills of minnows.
distome a parasitic flatworm.
earthworm the common worm.
eelworm a kind of nematode.
epizoan an animal that lives on the surface of another, esp as a parasite.
epizoon an animal that lives on the surface of another, esp as a parasite.
filander a threadlike intestinal worm in hawks.
filaria (Lat.) a parasitic worm.
filarial relating to a filaria, a parasitic worm.
filarian relating to a filaria, a parasitic worm.
filariid a parasitic worm.
flatworm a tapeworm or other member of the Platyhelminthes.
fleshworm (Arch.) a worm or maggot that feeds on flesh.
gapeworm the parasitic worm that causes the gapes in birds.
hairworm a nematoid worm of the genus Gordius, resembling a hair.
heartworm a filarial worm that is a parasite esp in the hearts of dogs.
helminth a parasitic intestinal nematode.
helminthic of or relating to worms, or Helminthes; (noun) a drug for expelling worms.
hirudinean relating to the leech family; (noun) a member of the leech family.
hirudinoid like a leech.
hookworm an intestinal parasite.
horseleech a large species of leech, supposed to fasten on horses.
hydatid a fluid-filled cyst, esp one containing tapeworm larva.
hydatidiform having the shape of a hydatid, a fluid-filled cyst, esp one containing tapeworm larva.
iceworm a small worm found in glaciers.
kutu (Maori) a body louse, a cootie.
leech a bloodsucking annelid worm; (verb) to cling to and feed upon or drain.
leechlike like a leech.
lobworm a polychaete worm of the genus Arenicola, which burrows in sandy beaches and is much used as fishing bait.
lugworm a polychaete worm of the genus Arenicola, which burrows in sandy beaches and is much used as fishing bait.
lumbriciform shaped like a worm.
lumbricoid wormlike.
lumbricus (Lat.) a genus of annelids including the common earthworm.
lungworm a kind of parasitic worm.
metacercaria a parasitic trematode in encysted form.
metacercarial of or like a metacercaria.
miracidial relating to a miracidium, the ciliated first-stage larva of a trematode.
miracidium the ciliated first-stage larva of a trematode.
monogenean a monogenetic trematode, a kind of parasitic flatworm.
muckworm a larva or grub that lives in muck or manure; a person who acquires money by mean devices.
nema a nematode, a parasitic worm with an unsegmented, cylindrical body.
nemathelminth a member of the Nemathelminthes, a phylum of worms including nematodes.
nemathelminthic of or like a nemathelminth, a member of the Nemathelminthes, a phylum of worms including nematodes.
nematode a parasitic worm with an unsegmented, cylindrical body.
nematodirus any of a genus of parasitic nematode worms found in the intestines of mammals.
nematoid of or pertaining to the Nematoidea, the class of nematodes.
nematological relating to nematology.
nematology the study of nematodes.
nemertean any of a phylum of wormlike animals, mostly marine, ciliated, often brightly coloured.
nemertian any of a phylum of wormlike animals, mostly marine, ciliated, often brightly coloured.
nemertine any of a phylum of wormlike animals, mostly marine, ciliated, often brightly coloured.
oligochaete any worm of the Oligochaeta, chaetopods in which the locomotor organs are reduced to bristles, eg earthworms, etc.
peripatus a member of the genus Peripatus, having both arthropod and annelid characteristics.
pillbug a wood louse that can roll itself into a ball.
pinworm a small nematoid worm, parasitic chiefly in the rectum of man.
planaria a kind of aquatic flatworm.
planarian a kind of aquatic flatworm.
planula (Lat.) a free-swimming, two-layered, often flattened larva of coelenterates etc.
planular of or like a planula, a free-swimming, two-layered, often flattened larva of coelenterates etc.
planuloid of or like a planula, a free-swimming, two-layered, often flattened larva of coelenterates etc.
plerocercoid the infective larva of tapeworms.
procercoid the solid first parasitic larva of some tapeworms.
ragworm any polychaete worm of the family Nereidae, found in sand or under stones and often used as bait.
rhabdocoele a turbellarian worm with an unbranched intestine.
roundworm a nematoid worm.
sandworm any one of numerous species of annelids which burrow in the sand of the seashore.
schistosomal of or like a schistosome, a disease-causing blood fluke.
schistosome a disease-causing blood fluke.
scolecid a worm of the Scolecida, the class of tapeworms.
strawworm a caddice worm.
strongyl (Greek) a blunt rhabdus; a parasitic threadworm.
strongyle (Greek) a blunt rhabdus; a parasitic threadworm.
strongyloid a strongyl, a parasitic threadworm.
tapeworm a parasitic worm.
tardigrade an arthropod with eight legs living in water or damp moss.
threadworm any long, slender nematode worm, esp the pinworm and filaria.
trematode a kind of parasitic flatworm.
trematoid a kind of parasitic flatworm.
triclad any member of the order Tricladida of turbellarian flatworms.
tubeworm an undersea worm.
tubifex a freshwater tubicolous worm used as bait.
tubificid a tubifex, a freshwater tubicolous worm used as bait.
turbellarian a kind of flatworm.
uncinaria hookworm.
vermian relating to worms.
vermicular resembling a worm in form or motion.
vermicularly (Adv.) VERMICULAR, resembling a worm in form or motion.
wheatworm a small nematode worm which attacks the grains of wheat in the ear.
whipworm a kind of nematode worm often found parasitic in the human intestine.
worm a small, limbless invertebrate (verb) to rid of worms
wormcast a spiral heap of earth left by a burrowing worm.
wormish like a worm.