gapeworm


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gape·worm

 (gāp′wûrm′, găp′-)
n.
A nematode worm (Syngamus trachea) that infects the trachea of certain birds and causes gapes.

gapeworm

(ˈɡeɪpˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) a parasitic nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that lives in the trachea of birds and causes gapes in domestic fowl: family Syngamidae

gape•worm

(ˈgeɪpˌwɜrm, ˈgæp-)

n.
a nematode, Syngamus trachea, that causes gapes.
[1870–75]
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Gapeworm (Syngamus trachea) infection was suspected by the owner, who treated the duck with oral ivermectin at an unknown dose before presentation.
nasicola belong to the family Syngamidae that contains the gapeworm of birds, S.
Gapeworms A parasite that lives in the trachea of birds, and can interfere with breathing.