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[geyp-wurm, gap-] /ˈgeɪpˌwɜrm, ˈgæp-/

a nematode , Syngamus trachea, that causes .
a parasitic nematode worm, Syngamus trachea, that lives in the trachea of birds and causes gapes in domestic fowl: family Syngamidae


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