barber's pole worm

barber's pole worm
barber's pole worm 'bär-bərz-.pōl- also bar·ber pole worm -bər n a nematode stomach worm of the genus Haemonchus (H. contortus) that occurs typically in the abomasum of ruminants (as sheep) and rarely in humans

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Haemonchus contortus.

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  • stomach worm — noun : any of various nematode worms parasitic in the stomach of mammals or birds; especially : a worm (Haemonchus contortus) common in domestic ruminants called also barber s pole worm, twisted stomach worm * * * a nematode, Haemonchus contortus …   Useful english dictionary

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