Definition of hair worm in English:

hair worm


  • another term for horsehair worm
    • ‘The hair worms are found living in the sediments, or occasionally on the rocks, and while never especially speedy, they are capable of moving from place to place.’
    • ‘Damage caused by the hair worm can be worsened by other worms in the system.’
    • ‘The crickets and beetles and crabs and shrimp are infected when they eat flies containing hair worm larvae.’
    • ‘Foals are very open to infection by hair worms, so broodmares should be dewormed and moved to clean pastures.’
    • ‘Foals are particularly susceptible to hair worm infection.’