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eye worm

Syllabification: eye worm

Definition of eye worm in English:

noun

Either of two parasitic nematode worms that affect the eyes of mammals.
Example sentences
  • The nematode eye worm, Thelazia sp. is transmitted to horses and cattle by the face fly.
  • An eye worm of the genus Thelazia was first reported in the United States in 1930.
  • The eye worm lays eggs on the surface of the eye.

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