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earthworm

(ûrth′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various terrestrial annelid worms of the class Oligochaeta, especially those of the family Lumbricidae, that burrow into and help aerate and enrich soil.

earthworm

any ANNELID of the order Oligochaeta.

earthworm

the common oligochete worm of the genera Lumbricus, Allobophora, Eisenia etc.; they act as intermediate hosts for a number of internal parasites of livestock, and are reputed to bring anthrax spores to the surface and precipitate an outbreak of the disease.
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Earthworms are one of the best indicators and teachers if the soil has sufficient organic matter for them to live.
Alternatively, earthworm can also be used in fish feed as a protein source [26].
Vermicomposting is a biochemical process for degradation of organic materials by means of the joint actions of earthworms and microorganisms.
Earthworms are currently classified into three main functional groups: epigeic, living at the topsoil; endogeic, living near the soil surface; and the deep-burrowing, anecic species (Sheehan et al.
EACH earthworm is both male and female, producing both eggs and sperm.
Earthworm poop as fertilizer for a city like Makati?
The need for molecular studies on these earthworms is critical for several reasons.
Once, these types of earthworms were not available in Bangladesh.
Now that the cat is out of the bag - or should that be earthworm out of the ground - he will have to update his routine
The earthworms also thrive on dead organic matter such as old plant remains, which they eat, chew and mix with soil before they excrete it.
Thomas, the Director of the Advanced Centre of Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development (ACESSD), Mahatma Gandhi University, "who initiated the taxonomical studies on the earthworms in Kerala after being at a standstill for almost a century.