Definition of horsehair worm in English:

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horsehair worm

noun

A long slender worm related to the nematodes, the larvae being parasites of arthropods and the adults living in water or damp soil.
  • Phylum Nematomorpha: two classes
Example sentences
  • These are the horsehair worms or Nematomorpha and the Gastrotricha.
  • No control is necessary for horsehair worms found outside or inside and they should just be ignored.
  • Locomotion of adult horsehair worms is a slow whipping action; males are more active than females.
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