from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any one of the free-living nematoid worms of the family Anguillulidæ (which see).
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He thinks the eel-worm doesn't get at the berry plants as readily here as in the open, but he's not sure of that yet.
Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story Albert Payson Terhune 1907
The clematis root disease is the depredation of a nematode or eel-worm.