Definition of maw-worm in English:

maw-worm

noun

  • A parasitic worm which infests the stomach or intestines of humans and other mammals; especially a nematode of either of the genera Ascaris and Oxyuris.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Mulcaster (?1532–1611), schoolmaster and author. From maw + worm.

Pronunciation

maw-worm

/ˈmɔːwəːm/