Definition of eelworm in English:


Syllabification: eel·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈēlˌwərm


  • A nematode, especially a small soil nematode that can become a serious pest of crops and ornamental plants.
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    • 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.

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