Definition of gordian worm in English:
Another term for horsehair worm.
- Like all gordian worms the larvae of this family parasitize on a number of aquatic and terrestrial insects.
- French scientists have discovered that the gordian worm does not face certain death when its host gets eaten.
- In order to get back to the water, the gordian worms cause their hosts to hurl themselves into ponds or streams.
Definition of gordian worm in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.