Definition of bloodworm in English:

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bloodworm

Pronunciation: /ˈblʌdwəːm/

noun

1The bright red aquatic larva of a non-biting midge, the blood of which contains haemoglobin that allows it to live in poorly oxygenated water.
  • Genus Chironomus, family Chironomidae
Example sentences
  • We get everything from herbivorous reptiles to aquatic animals that eat bloodworms.
  • You'll need to check to see if bloodworm is allowed as it is banned on some venues.
  • With a few truly bizarre exceptions (such as the chironomid bloodworms that breed in sewage), insects don't even have hemoglobin.
2 another term for tubifex.
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