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bloodworm

División en sílabas: blood·worm
Pronunciación: /ˈblədwərm
 
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Definición de bloodworm en inglés:

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1The bright red aquatic larva of a nonbiting midge, the blood of which contains hemoglobin 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.

Words that rhyme with bloodworm

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