sandworm

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Etymology[edit]

sand +‎ worm

Noun[edit]

sandworm (plural sandworms)

  1. (UK) The lugworm, Arenicola marina.
  2. (US) The clam worm or ragworm, Alitta virens.
  3. Hookworm larvae, especially of Ancylostoma braziliense, which cause cutaneous larva migrans.
  4. The chigoe, a species of flea, Tunga penetrans.