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Meaning of measuringworm

meas•ur•ing•worm

Pronunciation: (mezh'ur-ing-wûrm"), [key]
— n.
  1. the larva of any geometrid moth, which progresses by bringing the rear end of the body forward and then advancing the front end.
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