<zoology> One of the larvae of various species of snapping beetles, or elaters; so called from their slenderness and the uncommon hardness of the integument. Wireworms are sometimes very destructive to the roots of plants.

Synonyms: wire grub.

A galleyworm.

(01 Mar 1998)

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