Definition of Wireworm

1. Noun. Wormlike larva of various elaterid beetles; feeds on roots of many crop plants.

Group relationships: Elateridae, Family Elateridae
Generic synonyms: Larva



Definition of Wireworm

1. n. One of the larvæ of various species of snapping beetles, or elaters; -- so called from their slenderness and the uncommon hardness of the integument. Wireworms are sometimes very destructive to the roots of plants. Called also wire grub.

2. n. One of the larvæ of various species of snapping beetles, or elaters; -- so called from their slenderness and the uncommon hardness of the integument. Wireworms are sometimes very destructive to the roots of plants. Called also wire grub.

Definition of Wireworm

1. Noun. The larva of the click beetle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wireworm

1. a wirelike worm [n -S]

Medical Definition of Wireworm

1. One of the larvae of various species of snapping beetles, or elaters; so called from their slenderness and the uncommon hardness of the integument. Wireworms are sometimes very destructive to the roots of plants. Synonym: wire grub. A galleyworm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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wireweed
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wireworm (current term)
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wiring
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wirings
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wirricows
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