Definition of bloodworm in English:

bloodworm

Syllabification: blood·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈblədwərm
 
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noun

  • 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
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    • 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.

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