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n.1.(Zool.) Any intestinal worm found in the stomach, esp. the common round worm (Ascaris lumbricoides), and allied species.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
He would be the very Mawworm of bachelors who pretended not to expect it.
Cantwell has a sidekick named Mawworm, a lower class replica of Dr.
(25) From Isaac Bickerstaffe's play The Hypocrite (1768), Mawworm is a lower class sidekick who parallels the title character, Dr.