vinegar eel


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vinegar eel

n.
A small nematode worm (Turbatrix aceti) that feeds on the organisms causing fermentation in vinegar and may be present in unpasteurized vinegar. Also called vinegar worm.

vinegar eel

n
(Animals) a nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, that feeds on the organisms that cause fermentation in vinegar and other liquids. Also called: vinegar worm or eelworm

vin′egar eel`


n.
a nematode, Turbatrixaceti, commonly found in unpasteurized vinegar. Also called

vin′egar worm`.

[1830–40]

Vinegar eel

The nematodes sometimes found in Mother of vinegar were often called vinegar eels.
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Noun1.Vinegar eel - minute eelworm that feeds on organisms that cause fermentation in e.g. vinegarvinegar eel - minute eelworm that feeds on organisms that cause fermentation in e.g. vinegar
eelworm - any of various small free-living plant-parasitic roundworms
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His studies included investigations on nematodes in vinegar eels.