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A small, hairlike, parasitic roundworm that infects the meninges surrounding the brain of large hoofed animals, usually members of the deer family.
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Tony Macaroni's brainworm marketing is genius and their radio ads are so annoyingly infectious they make the Welsh opera singer from Go Compare sound like Sam Smith on Valium.
He was infected with the brainworm when he unleashed it on the country.
The play ends in classical fashion as all the characters go in to supper and in the first version Doctor Clement rewards the clever servant Musco, later rechristened Brainworm, by making him lord of the feast and dressing him in the robes of a justice.
For example, several successive Swedish studies of infectious diseases in moose including brainworm (Elciphostrongylus alces) and moose wasting syndrome involved calves obtained from the wild, and subsequently penned and raised in stalls (Steen et al.
The classic example involves a parasitic brainworm that burrows into the head of an ant, causing it to climb toward the most exposed portions of leaves and blades of grass until a cow, the worm's ultimate host, consumes it.
That moment when you realise your 10 denier tights have ripped and you haven't got a spare pair is now a tightmare, while the song you can't get out of your head is a brainworm.
And this erasure of their personality, while it lightens Truewit's task, robs the scene of the kind of richness that Jonson achieves when disguised characters like Brainworm or Volpone play themselves at the same time that they are posing as begging soldiers or traveling charlatans.
Logging, commercial hunting, forest fires, and a nasty parasite called brainworm combined to drive the animal toward extinction.
We deployed GPS collars on 26 adult moose (7 females and 19 males); 5 were excluded due to mortality, suspected infection with brainworm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis), or collar failure.
The initial agendas changed little: how to count/estimate a moose population, the impact of hunting on populations, and "moose sickness" or brainworm.
tenuis and several cases of brainworm have been documented (C.
Brainworm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis), a parasitic nematode commonly found in white-tailed deer (Anderson 1964), was discussed most because brainworm infection is commonly reported to cause mortality in moose.