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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jointworm  \Joint"worm`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  larva  of  a  small  hymenopterous  fly  ({Eurytoma  hordei}), 
  which  is  found  in  gall-like  swellings  on  the  stalks  of  wheat, 
  usually  at  or  just  above  the  first  joint.  In  some  parts  of 
  America  it  does  great  damage  to  the  crop. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jointworm 
  n  :  larva  of  chalcid  flies  injurious  to  the  straw  of  wheat  and 
  other  grains  [syn:  {strawworm}] 




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