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gape

the width of the widely opened mouth of a vertebrate

gape

[gāp]
(anatomy)
The margin to margin distance between open jaws.
(invertebrate zoology)
The space between the margins of a closed mollusk valve.
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I advised him to get professional help.I got many other calls that described possible gapeworm infestation in chicken reared on free-range or in backyard enclosures.
Ring-necked pheasants raised on propagation farms can be severely parasitized with Syngamus trachea (gapeworm) and other parasitic worms.
In the case of gapeworm, chickens will gasp for breath or gape' stretching their neck.Now, Emmanuel was disappointed when I told him we can't repeat the de-wormer after two weeks.
Gapeworms A parasite that lives in the trachea of birds, and can interfere with breathing.