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1. The yellowish hard-bodied larva of various click beetles that feeds on the roots and seedlings of many crop plants.
2. Any of various millipedes.
(Animals) the wormlike larva of various elaterid beetles, which feeds on the roots of many crop plants and is a serious agricultural pest
1. any of the slender, hard-bodied larvae of click beetles, many of which live underground and feed on the roots of plants.
2. any of various small millipedes.
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|Noun||1.||wireworm - wormlike larva of various elaterid beetles; feeds on roots of many crop plants|
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