Definition of gordian worm in English:

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gordian worm

noun

Another term for horsehair worm.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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