earthworm

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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.
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earthworm

any ANNELID of the order Oligochaeta.
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Studies on the life cycle, growth and population dynamics of Lampito mauritii (Kingberg) and (Annelida:Oligochaeta) cultured in different organic wastes and analysis of nutrients and microbes of vermicompost.
In previous studies using the earthworms like, Eudrilus eugeniae, Eisenia fetida and Lampito mauritii, cowdung was used along with other organic waste materials in 1:1 for vermicompost preparation [4,10,11].