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- n. Any of many worms of the phylum Nematomorpha
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A worm-like parasite called a nematomorph escapes its cricket host.
Thanks to Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa for the photograph of the nematomorph (photo insert, p.10) originally published in Schmidt-Rhaesa, et al., Journal of Natural History 34 (2000): p. 338, by Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
If I am ever offered a nematomorph to eat, I will pass the plate.
The nematomorph hairworm Spinochordodes tellinii develops inside land-dwelling grasshoppers and crickets until the time comes for the worm to transform into an aquatic adult.