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Syngamus trachea

the chicken gapeworm; causes upper respiratory infestation leading to dyspnea, and sometimes death; intermediate hosts are earthworms.
Synonym(s): gapeworm

gapeworm

(gāp′wûrm′, găp′-)
n.
A nematode worm (Syngamus trachea) that infects the trachea of certain birds and causes gapes.

gapeworm

see syngamustrachea.