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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A minute nematode worm (Anguillula aceti) that feeds on the organisms causing fermentation in vinegar. Also called vinegar worm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a minute nematode worm (Leptodera oxophila, or Anguillula acetiglutinis), commonly found in great numbers in vinegar, sour paste, and other fermenting vegetable substances; -- called also vinegar worm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. minute eelworm that feeds on organisms that cause fermentation in e.g. vinegar


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