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lumbricus

 [lum´brĭ-kus] (pl. lum´brici) (L.)
1. the earthworm.
2. old term for ascaris.

lum·bri·cus

(lŭm'bri-kŭs),
1. Synonym(s): lumbricoid (1)
2. Obsolete name for Ascaris lumbricoides.
[L. earthworm]

lumbricus

/lum·bri·cus/ (lum-bri´kus) pl. lumbri´ci   [L.]
1. the earthworm.
2. old term for ascaris.

lum·bri·cus

(lŭm′brĭ-kəs)
n.
The roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides.

lumbricus

pl. lumbrici [L.]
1. the earthworm.
2. ascaris.
References in periodicals archive ?
Marhan S, Scheu S (2005) Effects of sand and litter availability on organic matter decomposition in soil and in casts of Lumbricus terrestris L.
Vermiremoval of heavy metal in sewage sludge by utilising Lumbricus rubellus, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 90: 13-20.
A laboratory study by researchers from the Universities of Reading and York has demonstrated that balls of calcium carbonate (small lumps of chalk-like material) excreted by the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris - commonly known as lobworms or nightcrawlers - maintain a memory of the temperature at which they were formed.