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bloodworm

Pronunciation: blŭd′werm

Definition:

  1. The filarial parasite of sheep, Elaeophora schneideri.
  2. Red aquatic larvae of certain dipterous gnats and midges.
  3. Marine annelids in the family Terebellidae with soft bodies and red blood.
  4. Blood-inhabiting worms, such as the human blood flukes in the genus Schistosoma.

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