measuring worm


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meas·ur·ing worm

(mĕzh′ə-rĭng)
n.

measuring worm

n
(Animals) the larva of a geometrid moth: it has legs on its front and rear segments only and moves in a series of loops. Also called: looper or inchworm
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Noun1.measuring worm - small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segmentsmeasuring worm - small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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