lugworm lugworm  /ˈləɡ wərm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait

Synonym(s)

lug

News

  • Plastic Waste Ingested by Worms Threatens Marine Food Chains

    Small fragments of plastic waste are damaging the health of lugworms, putting a key cog in marine ecosystems at risk. Published in Current Biology, a new study by scientists at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth shows the impact of microplastics on the marine worms' health and behavior. By exposing specimens to contaminated sediment in a laboratory, the researchers were able ...
    on February 28, 2014     Source: Environmental News Network

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