Definition of eelworm in English:

eelworm

noun

  • A nematode, especially a small soil nematode that can become a serious pest of crops and ornamental plants.

    • ‘The microscopic eelworms live and feed within the bulbs and foliage.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

eelworm

/ˈēlwərm/