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blood·worm

(blŭd'werm),
1. The filarial parasite of sheep, Elaeophora schneideri.
2. Red aquatic larvae of certain dipterous gnats and midges.
3. Marine annelids in the family Terebellidae with soft bodies and red blood.
4. Blood-inhabiting worms, such as the human blood flukes in the genus Schistosoma.

bloodworm

(blŭd′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various parasitic worms of the genus Strongylus that infect the intestinal systems of horses. Also called redworm.
A popular term for
(1) Blood flukes—e.g., Schistosoma spp
(2) A nematode, Elaeophora schneideri, which causes elaeophoriasis—filarial dermatitis—in sheep

bloodworm

a parasitic worm of cyprinid fish. Called also philometraabdominalis.
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