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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.
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An undated image provided by Cristina Gonzalez Sevilleja shows two earthworms next to a two pound coin Image Credit: NYT
"We have been talking about this moment for many years, it's a dream come true to finally get the entire team back together," "Earthworm Jim 1 & 2" composer and sound designer Tommy Tallarico said.
Call me a doubting Thomas but I can't believe that public funds were used to buy earthworms and flies.
Cocoon viability per vial was quantified as "1" or "0", where 1 = vial contained at least one live earthworm, and 0 = vial contained zero live earthworms.
Since earthworm tissues usually undergo a complete digestion, their detection in faecal samples is mainly related to the observation of gizzard rings (Bradbury 1977) and chaetae (Kruuk & Parish 1981, Wroot 1985).
Mycorrhiza extraradical hyphal length (MEH) and percentage root length colonised by AMF (%RLC) were significantly affected by earthworm and AMF x earthworm interactions (P<0.05).
Identification of earthworm. The procured earthworms were already identified, however, for further confirmation; identification was made after purposed and designed key by Stephenson (1923) for the earthworm species identification.
Over the years various researchers have extracted lumbrokinase from different earthworm species by different methods and also studied its physiological properties in animal models.
THEY say there are no new stories in football but Soren Andersen's revelation that his old Bristol City team-mate Sean Dyche's gravelly voice is down to a diet of earthworms disproves that.
Maybe the voice comes from eating earthworms, because every time we trained he used to eat earthworms.