Definition of Gapeworm

1. n. The parasitic worm that causes the gapes in birds. See Illustration in Appendix.



Definition of Gapeworm

1. Noun. A parasitic nematode worm, ''Syngamus trachea'', that infects the tracheas of some birds and causes the disease (term gapes) ¹

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Definition of Gapeworm

1. a worm that causes a disease of young birds [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gapeworm

1. The parasitic worm that causes the gapes in birds. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gapeworm

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gap phenomenon
gap year
gap years
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gaped
gaper
gapers
gapers' block
gapers' blocks
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gapeseed
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gapesing
gapeworm (current term)
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gaposis
gaposises

Literary usage of Gapeworm

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1. Productive Poultry Husbandry: A Complete Text Dealing with the Principles by Harry Reynolds Lewis (1919)
"The first group is represented by the gapeworm (Fig. 214), found only in little chicks, which when affected will stand around with drooping wings, ..."

2. Pheasants: Their Natural History and Practical Management by William Bernhard Tegetmeier (1897)
"Since the publication of this paper, the history of the gapeworm has been very carefully studied by other observers, whose investigations have been ..."

3. A Laboratory Guide to the Study of Parasitology by William Brodbeck Herms (1913)
"... the gapeworm of chicks. Draw a specimen. EXERCISE 29a THE WHIPWORMS PHYLUM NEMATHELMINTHES, CLASS NEMATODA, FAMILY TRICHO- ..."

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