A nematode, especially a small soil nematode that can become a serious pest of crops and ornamental plants.
More example sentences
- The eelworm's eggs are watered into the soil, where they hatch and infect slugs, preventing them from feeding.
- The young eelworms make their way to the growing roots of the plant, which they penetrate.
- The microscopic eelworms live and feed within the bulbs and foliage.
Definition of eelworm in:
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