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meal·worm

 (mēl′wûrm′)
n.
A larva of any of various darkling beetles, especially Tenebrio molitor, which infests flour and other grain products and is often used as food for birds and reptiles and as fish bait.

mealworm

(ˈmiːlˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) the larva of various beetles of the genus Tenebrio, esp T. molitor, feeding on meal, flour, and similar stored foods: family Tenebrionidae

meal•worm

(ˈmilˌwɜrm)

n.
the larva of any of several darkling beetles of the genus Tenebrio, that infests granaries and is used as food for birds and animals.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mealworm - the larva of beetles of the family Tenebrionidaemealworm - the larva of beetles of the family Tenebrionidae
family Tenebrionidae, Tenebrionidae - a family of arthropods including darkling beetles and mealworms
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
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mealworm

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