One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A nematode, especially a small soil nematode that can become a serious pest of crops and ornamental plants.
- ‘The eelworm's eggs are watered into the soil, where they hatch and infect slugs, preventing them from feeding.’
- ‘The young eelworms make their way to the growing roots of the plant, which they penetrate.’
- ‘The microscopic eelworms live and feed within the bulbs and foliage.’
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