rootworm


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root·worm

 (ro͞ot′wûrm′, ro͝ot′-)
n.
Any of several chrysomelid beetles of the genus Diabrotica, the larvae of which feed on the roots of corn and other crop plants.

rootworm

(ˈruːtˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) a beetle larva which feeds on roots
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