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(Animals) the larva of a geometrid moth: it has legs on its front and rear segments only and moves in a series of loops. Also called: looper or inchworm
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|Noun||1.||measuring worm - small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae|
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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